Running back Laurence Maroney, one of the all-time great runners in Golden Gopher history, has been traded from the New England Patriots to the Denver Broncos, according to an NFL source.â†µ
Maroney, the 21st overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, has been an average back for the Patriots thus far, having carried 582 times for 2430 yards and 21 touchdowns in four seasons in New England. He missed most of the 2008 season with an injury, but has played in 45 games in his career, starting 14 times.â†µ
Maroney was inactive for the Patriots’ season-opening victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. No word yet as to what the Broncos gave up to acquire Maroney’s services.â†µ
UPDATE: The terms of the deal are Maroney and a sixth-round pick to the Broncos, with a fourth-round pick coming back to the Patriots.