TCU Officials Refute Report That Marcus Cannon Has Cancer


Amid reports that TCU offensive lineman Marcus Cannon could possibly have cancer, the TCU media relations director was quick to refute reports he thought were completely off base:

“It”s100 percent inaccurate,” media relations director Mark Cohen told National Football Post. “It’s a false report. It stunned me. You wonder where did it come from? It’s disappointing that someone could just throw that out there.”

Let us go on the record as saying–no matter what the outcome of this, we certainly hope here at NFL Mocks with all sincerity that Cannon is 100 percent cancer free, and from the sounds of things, he indeed is.

Cannon is reportedly upset with the reports, and he should be. Such a report can tarnish a player’s reputation, and what really matters is what NFL teams gather from their pre-draft evaluations and medical testing. Cannon was not sent for re-testing or anything, making this claim questionable in the first place.

Per the source, Cannon has anywhere from eight to 12 workouts or visits, including teams from the NFC North, AFC East and NFC East. Cannon’s agency makes it a policy to not disclose clients’ workouts or visits.’
Again, we certainly hope that the reports of possible cancer are completely false, and that he is a third round pick as I expect him to be. Scouts have called Cannon extremely athletic for his size, and he was one of the key players in TCU’s Rose Bowl run this season. He should be a starting guard or right tackle in the NFL, and is considered one of the top interior line prospects in the 2011 class.