(8/31/2011) Veteran NFL running back Laurence Maroney has been acquitted of a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge, a move his attorney says frees him up to try and join a new team. Maroney, who is from St. Louis County, was arrested in January in St. Louis.
Maroney's gun charge gone to pot
(4/1/2011) Broncos RB Laurence Maroney faces new charges stemming from a January incident in St. Louis according to KMOX-AM. Originally he was arrested on unlawful weapons and drug possession, but the weapons charge has been dropped because Maroney has a weapons permit. But the police are charging him with one count possessing under 35 grams of marijuana, a misdemeanor. If convicted, he could face up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine, or probation.
Broncos to drop Maroney
(3/4/2011) The Broncos did not tender restricted free agent RB Laurence Maroney, likely ending his tenure with the team. Maroney played sparingly for the Broncos after coming to them via trade from the Patriots. Maroney was arrested earlier this offseason.
Maroney arrested, released from jail
(1/18/2011) Broncos RB Laurence Maroney was arrested on unlawful weapons and drug charges in St. Louis and then was released and not charged. Maroney was taken in when police found him in a car with other people believed to be smoking marijuana. He was among five people arrested, and several guns were found in the car. Maroney had a conceal and carry permit on him, avoiding the gun charge. It's unclear if he'll be charged further for drug possession, though a representative for Maroney doesn't believe it will happen. "Mr. Maroney was unlawfully arrested for possession of weapons," a statement on Maroney's behalf announced. "He holds a permit to carry a concealed weapon and he had his permit on his person when he was arrested. ... He was released without being charged with any offense and we do not anticipate he will be charged with any criminal offense."
Maroney inactive again for Denver
(12/19/2010) Denver RB Laurence Maroney was listed among the inactives for Week 15 against the Raiders. He has missed each of the last eight games.
Maroney inactive for Week 14
(12/12/2010) Denver RB Laurence Maroney was ruled inactive for the Broncos' Week 14 game at Arizona.
Maroney inactive Sunday
(12/5/2010) Denver RB Laurence Maroney was ruled inactive for Sunday's game at Kansas City in Week 13.
Maroney drops on depth chart
(11/19/2010) Broncos RB Lance Ball appears to have surpassed both Correll Buckhalter and Laurence Maroney as Knowshon Moreno's top backup. Ball led Denver in rushing in the preseason and was activated off the practice squad last week. He took the roster spot of Moroney, who was ruled inactive in Week 10.
Maroney ruled inactive vs. Chiefs
(11/14/2010) Broncos RB Laurence Maroney has been ruled inactive for Week 10 against the Chiefs. Maroney was not listed on the injury report this week and appears to be a healthy scratch. He will be replaced on the roster by Lance Ball.
Maroney looking for carries
(11/13/2010) Broncos RB Laurence Maroney will be looking to play a larger role in Denver's offense in Week 10 against the Chiefs. Maroney hasn't seen the field the last two games, despite being active for both. He faces a Chiefs' team on Sunday that is ranked 10th in run defense and has allowed an average of 16.8 Fantasy points to opposing RBs on the season.
Maroney gets nothing again Week 8
(10/31/2010) Broncos RB Laurence Maroney managed to score a touchdown the last time he was in London in 2009 with the Patriots. In 2010 with Denver, he didn't even get a chance to touch the football. Maroney did dress for Week 8 against the 49ers, but he was denied a touch in a 24-16 loss. Maroney also didn't get a touch in Week 7.
Maroney tries to repeat London success
(10/27/2010) The last time RB Laurence Maroney was in London he ended up scoring a touchdown for the Patriots in 2009. He will look to score in London for a second straight year in Week 8 against the 49ers, although this year he is a member of the Broncos. The 49ers are allowing RBs to average just 14.3 Fantasy points per week, which is 11th lowest in the NFL. San Francisco has also denied a running back a touchdown in two straight games.
Maroney doesn't play in Week 7
(10/24/2010) Denver RB Laurence Maroney was active for the Broncos Week 7 matchup against the Raiders, but did not make it onto the field.
Maroney searching for carries
(10/21/2010) Broncos RB Laurence Maroney has just 74 yards on 36 carries this season as he's been searching for touches in New England and Denver. He did gain 18 yards in Week 6 against the Jets, but will face a weak Raiders front seven in week 7. Oakland is giving up 149.5 yards on the ground per game this season and get the Broncos after their first cumulative 100-yard rushing game of the season.
Maroney sees some action
(10/17/2010) Broncos RB Laurence Maroney saw a decent amount of playing time in Week 6 as Denver hosted New York. The veteran back has 18 yards on seven carries, helping the Broncos eclipse 100 yards on the ground for the first time this season. Quarterbacks Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow both had more rushing yards than Maroney.
Maroney steps ups vs. Jets
(10/14/2010) Denver RB Laurence Maroney has played his Week 6 opponent -- the New York Jets -- seven times in his career, totaling 394 yards on the ground and four touchdowns. Three of those games he had more than 20 carries per contest for an average of 84.3 yards per game. Maroney is on a new team, but is with a familiar face in coach Josh McDaniels. Maroney missed the first two weeks of the season while on New England and hasn't produced much offense since joining Denver -- just 56 yards on the ground.
Maroney pitiful vs. Ravens
(10/10/2010) Broncos RB Laurence Maroney ran six times for 27 yards in a Week 5 loss at Baltimore.
(10/8/2010) RB Laurence Maroney has not been historically good in his career against the Ravens, the Broncos Week 5 opponent. In three games, Maroney has carried the ball 21times for 52 yards, a less than 2.5 average against Baltimore. He has been more successful as a receiver, compiling 96 yards on just three receptions, including a 43 yard catch in 2007. In 2010, the Ravens are again the NFL's top defense (allowing 235.8 yards per game). Maroney is again underachieving on the ground, averaging a meager 1.3 yards per carry with no touchdowns and a fumble.
Maroney not in gear yet
(10/3/2010) RB Laurence Maroney had a disappointing debut with the Broncos in Week 3, and things took a turn for the worse in a Week 4 win over the Titans. He led the team with 11 carries, but managed only five rushing yards. Maroney also caught just two of the four passes thrown to him for a total of 10 yards. His 15 all-purpose yards fell short of the previous week's output of 64 yards.
Maroney expected to start Week 4
(10/3/2010) With Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno out in Week 4 with a hamstring injury, RB Laurence Maroney is expected to get the start against the Titans in Nashville. Maroney gained just 24 yards in 12 carries in Week 3 when he filled in for Moreno against the Colts. He also made a pair of catches for 40 yards.
Maroney poised to improve
(9/30/2010)The Tennessean reports that Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) could miss Sunday's game at Tennessee, meaning that Laurence Maroney could get his second straight start this week. Maroney gained just 24 yards in 12 carries in Week 3 when he filled in for Moreno against the Colts. He also made a pair of catches for 40 yards. It was Maroney's debut with Denver, and coach Josh McDaniels had an explanation for the disappointing performance. "Hes coming off of a little bit of a thigh (injury), but I think every week that he is out here working with our guys, getting to know our players and understanding how that all kind of works together will be better for Laurence, McDaniels said. "He certainly is still getting used to the air, too. Its a little thinner out here than it is in New England and that can certainly play a difference in your play and your endurance. But we expect him to be better."
Maroney could start again
(9/27/2010) Broncos coach Josh McDaniels said Monday that he does not if RB Knowshon Moreno, who missed Week 3 against the Colts with an injured hamstring, will be ready for Week 4 at Tennessee. "Don't know really," McDaniels said. "I'm not going to guess." McDaniels added the severity is not as great as the hamstring pull Moreno suffered in training camp. If he's not able to play against Tennessee than Laurence Maroney and Correll Buckhalter will share carries. Maroney had 12 carries for 24 yards against the Colts and two catches for 40 yards, and Buckhalter had four carries for 12 yards and six catches for 33 yards.
Maroney bottled up in Week 3
(9/27/2010) Broncos RB Laurence Maroney had a tough time finding running lanes in Week 3 against the Colts. Maroney rushed for just 24 yards on 12 carries. He thought he scored a touchdown on a fourth-and-1 run, but the call was over turned after the replay showed his knee was down. He had a little more success in the passing game as he grabbed two receptions for 40 yards. He finished with 14 touches for 64 yards and failed to score in the 27-13 final.
Maroney active in Week 3
(9/26/2010) Broncos RB Laurence Maroney has been ruled active for Week 3 against the Colts. Maroney has limited in practice this week with a thigh injury.
(9/24/2010) With Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno ruled out for Week 3 with an undisclosed injury, RB Laurence Maroney will move one spot up the depth chart. He will back up RB Correll Buckhalter. "For the most part, the system is pretty easy," Maroney said. "I'm not saying too easy. But I know a lot of it, and I feel confident I can go in there and do my thing." The Colts are ranked dead last against the run, yielding 188.5 yards rushing a game. In three career game against the Colts, Maroney has averaged 51 yards rushing with touchdown. He also has three career receptions against Indianapolis and with a TD.
Maroney able to practice in full
(9/23/2010) Broncos RB Laurence Maroney (thigh) practiced in full Thursday after limited reps on Wednesday. Maroney, who was inactive Week 2 against the Seahawks after being acquired in a trade from New England, is preparing to face the Colts in Week 3. There is no word if Maroney will be active for his Denver debut as a backup to Knowshon Moreno and Correll Buckhalter.
Maroney not quite ready
(9/17/2010)Laurence Maroney gained both his share of yards and critics in five seasons with New England. He's looking to add more of the former while shedding the latter now that he's joined the Denver Broncos. "It's always helpful to have a clean slate and start over from the beginning," Maroney said Friday, 48 hours after the Patriots and Broncos swapped draft picks in a package for the 2006 first-round selection. "All I want to do is come out here and help to do anything positive to help the team win. " Maroney has rushed 675 times for 2,799 yards with 25 touchdowns in 52 games since entering the league. But with Maroney slipping down the depth chart, the Patriots decided to cut ties and give him the chance for a fresh start. Patriots coach Bill Belichick said that while he respected Maroney, "it felt like it was the right time for us to move on," particularly considering the perceived value gained in the trade.
Maroney still not practicing
(9/16/2010) Broncos RB Laurence Maroney (thigh) missed practice again Thursday as Denver prepares for its Week 2 game vs. Seattle.
Maroney has thigh injury
(9/16/2010) A lingering thigh injury was the reason for Denver RB Laurence Maroney's absence from practice Wednesday, and not because of any holdup with his trade from New England. Maroney also sat out practice Thursday. He did not play for the Patriots in Week 1 at Cincinnati.
Broncos waiting on Maroney
(9/15/2010) Coach Josh McDaniels said it's a wait-and-see approach on RB Laurence Maroney's injured thigh as far as recovery time. "He can be productive in our offense," McDaniels said of Maroney's talent. Maroney, acquired from the Patriots on Tuesday, passed his physical 24 hours after the deal was made. Maroney wasn't at the portion of practice open to the media on Wednesday, but his injury could prevent him from practicing right away with his new team. McDaniels explained that the acquisition of Maroney was that the Broncos wanted to have a No. 3 back with substantial NFL playing experience, should an injury occur to the top two RBs. Knowshon Moreno and Correll Buckhalter both sit ahead of him on the depth chart, but they both have had trouble staying healthy as well. McDaniels traded for Maroney after suggesting the Broncos "left a lot of yards on the field in the running game" in a loss at Jacksonville on Sunday, when starting tailback Moreno gained 60 yards and scored a touchdown and backup Buckhalter ran for 15 yards and fumbled once.
Maroney dealt to Denver
(9/14/2010) The Patriots confirmed on Tuesday that RB Laurence Maroney was traded to Denver for undisclosed draft considerations. This deal is pending a physical exam. Maroney was inactive for the team's Week 1 game vs. the Bengals with a thigh injury and was working with the backups during the preseason. He has seemingly been in head coach Bill Belichick's dog house for several years but found a way to find playing time due to injuries to the Patriots' other running backs. The Denver Post speculates that Maroney could be part of a changing running back rotation.
Maroney inactive for Week 1
(9/12/2010) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney was named among the inactives for New England's Week 1 game at Cincinnati. He had been limited in practice with a thigh injury.
Maroney officially questionable
(9/10/2010) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (thigh) was limited in practice for a second straight workout Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's Week 1 game vs. the Bengals. If he's able to play as expected, it might not be a great matchup for him since Cincinnati was among the best teams at stopping the run in 2009. The Bengals only allowed seven rushing touchdowns to opposing running backs last year and only Jerome Harrison and Jamaal Charles ran for more than 100 yards in a single game.
Maroney returns to practice
(9/9/2010) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (thigh) returned to practice in full pads Thursday as New England continues to prepare for their Week 1 game vs. the Bengals. If he's healthy as expected it might not be a great matchup for him since Cincinnati was among the best teams at stopping the run in 2009. The Bengals only allowed seven rushing touchdowns to opposing running backs last year and only Jerome Harrison and Jamaal Charles ran for more than 100 yards in a single game.
Maroney dealing with thigh issue
(9/8/2010) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney did not practice Wednesday because he's dealing with a thigh injury.
Maroney sees action for Pats
(9/2/2010) New England RB Laurence Maroney knows he might lose carries in a crowded backfield this season. He sat out two straight preseason games before seeing some action on Thursday against the Giants. "It might not be my game, and I understand it," he said. "If they call my number, go in there and do the best that I can do." He had nine carries for 32 yards against the Giants.
Maroney 'absolutely' will help Pats
(8/27/2010) With RB Laurence Maroney sitting out a second straight preseason game on Thursday against the Rams, the murmurs began about his standing with the Patriots. Well, it seems coach Bill Belichick put those concerns to bed on Friday. Asked in a conference call on whether or not Maroney will help the team in 2010, Belichick's response was short: "Absolutely."
Maroney MIA for a second game
(8/27/2010) For the second straight preseason game on Thursday against the Rams, Patriots RB Laurence Maroney was in uniform but did not step onto the field. He has not made an appearance since rushing for 30 yards and two touchdowns in the preseason opener against the Saints. Sammy Morris started for New England on Thursday.
A pair of TDs for Maroney
(8/13/2010) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney scored a pair of touchdowns during Thursday's preseason opener against the Saints. Most of his work came in the second half, but Maroney rushed for 30 yards on eight carries, scoring on runs of five and one yards.
A pair of TDs for Maroney
(8/13/2010) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney scored a pair of touchdowns during Thursday's preseason opener against the Saints. Most of his work came in the second half, but Maroney rushed for 30 yards on eight carries, scoring on runs of one and five yards.
Maroney trying to hush critics
(8/8/2010) The rap against Partiots RB Laurence Maroney is that he wastes too much time in the backfield looking for holes, running from side to side. Can't he just attack the first opening he sees? This season Maroney wants to eliminate those criticisms. "I'm not trying to be on, what's that dance show they've got on TV? 'Dancing with the Stars?"' he said with his ever-present smile. "I'm physical. Downhill." Maroney improved on that last year when, for the first time in his four seasons, he didn't miss any games because of injuries. He rushed for nine touchdowns but ran for only 757 yards and a 3.9 average carry in 15 games. "I feel like I ran the ball harder than I ever ran," he said. "I felt comfortable running the way I ran last year, had some good successful games running. Now it's just basically taking what I did last year and bringing it to this year and improving on it."
Maroney calls fumbles a 'lazy' mistake
(7/29/2010) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney tells ComcastSportsnet that the four fumbles he lost last season were the result of not concentrating on his ball control. Maroney had one fumble in his previous three seasons. Maroney says he doesn't think of himself as a fumbler and said it made him upset. "At the end of the day, that's a mental thing," added Maroney. "Just holding the ball high and tight, and never getting comfortable when you're falling to the ground. That was mostly all my fumbles, on the way to the ground. And that's just me getting relaxed, and just falling. It wasn't nothing that, in open field, a guy just came behind and stripped the ball. It was just me being lazy."
Maroney admits he needs to mature
(6/8/2010) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney told Comcast SportsNet that while he has yet to take any criticisms from outside the Patriots' facilities seriously, he needs to grow up. Maroney said he didn't take his results seriously because they would mess with his head and make him worse. He also said he needs to stop trying to hit a home run with every run he makes and accept small gains. Maroney, who has improved his route running ability this offseason thanks to better timing and receiving skills, knows that if he doesn't grow up in time for this season, he probably won't return to the Patriots next season. "It's about being a pro to endure those downs and ups and ups and downs," he said. "You'll have weeks when you're at the top. You'll have weeks where you're at the bottom. Being a professional and learning how to embrace those situations is one of the things I have to learn. I still have a ways to go [with maturing]. I'm still the youngest [back on the roster]."
Maroney, RBs limited vs. Ravens
(1/10/2010) New England was playing from behind immediately in the Wild Card playoff loss to Baltimore on Sunday. Because of that, the team needed to throw the ball more often than they would have liked. That translated into minimal production from the team's four running backs. Kevin Faulk led the way with 52 yards on 14 carries. He added six receptions for 37 yards. Sammy Morris rushed once for 9 yards and had three grabs for 15. Laurence Maroney had one carry for 2 yards and made no catches. Finally, Fred Taylor rushed twice for 1 yard.
(1/1/2010) You already know that Pats head coach Bill Belichick won't say anything about who's playing for how long when his team plays at Houston in Week 17. The Patriots are secured a home game next week with no chance at a bye, and the only way they can attain the No. 3 seed as opposed to the No. 4 seed is if they win. But the Patriots have quite a history of playing deep into the season even with playoff ramifications limited or locked up: Only once in their last six playoff appearances (all under Belichick) have the Patriots rested their starters in the season finale. That includes their 2007 run to a perfect regular season when they took on the Giants in Week 17. "Close game, blowout, we get behind, I'm expecting to play the whole game," QB Tom Brady said this week.
Maroney benched after fumble
(12/27/2009) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney had five carries for 22 yards Sunday against Jacksonville, but he lost a fumble on the opening drive at the goal line and was benched. He watched the rest of the game from the sidelines as Sammy Morris (12 carries for 95 yards and a touchdown), Kevin Faulk (six carries for 41 yards) and Fred Taylor (11 carries for 35 yards) finished off the game. This was Taylor's first game since Week 4.
F. Taylor finally back active
(12/27/2009) Patriots RB Fred Taylor was not listed among the inactives for Week 16 vs. Jacksonville. Taylor has been out since Week 4 with an ankle injury.
Taylor limited, questionable for Sunday
(12/25/2009) Whether you own Laurence Maroney or Fred Taylor, get ready for some Sunday morning suspense: The Patriots listed Taylor as questionable for Week 16 vs. Jacksonville after a week with the most practice he's had in months. Taylor practiced in full Wednesday and Thursday before being limited on Friday as he makes his way back from an ankle injury that has cost him 10 games already. Many speculate that Taylor targeted this week to return so that he could play against his former team.
(12/23/2009) Patriots running back Fred Taylor seems set to face his former team after missing 10 games with an ankle injury. Taylor participated fully in practice Wednesday for the first time since being sidelined. The Patriots play Sunday against the Jaguars, who released Taylor after 11 seasons in which he became their top career rusher.
Maroney has decent day vs. Bills
(12/20/2009) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney ran 23 times for 81 yards and a touchdown in a Week 15 win over the Bills.
Maroney ready to run over Bills
(12/17/2009) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney has a good outlook for Sunday's game at Buffalo, and he's the CBSSports.com Start of the Week. Maroney, who has six games this season with double digits in Fantasy points, has eight rushing touchdowns on the season, but more importantly he continues to get his share of touches. Maroney has five games with at least 15 carries, including last week against Carolina when he had 22 for 94 yards. Buffalo is last in the NFL in run defense at 171 yards per game, and the Bills have allowed a running back to gain 100 total yards or score a touchdown in every game this year, including last week when Jamaal Charles had 181 total yards and a touchdown.
Maroney goes over 100 total yards
(12/13/2009) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney ran 22 times for 94 yards and caught two passes for 17 yards in a Week 14 win over Carolina.
Maroney held to 49 yards
(12/6/2009) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney ran 13 times for 41 yards and caught one 8-yard pass in a Week 13 loss to Miami.
Maroney rushes for 2 more touchdowns
(11/30/2009) New England RB Laurence Maroney rushed 15 times for 64 yards in the Week 12 loss at New Orleans. Maroney added three catches for 23 yards. Maroney wasn't expected to do big things against the Saints, especially with Sammy Morris returning to action. He had a big game, however, as he scored two touchdowns. Maroney scored on a 4-yard TD run in the 1st quarter and added a 2-yard TD run in the 3rd.
Maroney extends touchdown streak
(11/22/2009) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney scored twice during a Week 11 win over the Jets. After fumbling early in the game, Maroney bounced back with a 2-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and capped the win with a 1-yard score in the fourth. He finished with a team-high 77 yards on 22 carries. His longest gainer went 14 yards. Maroney has six touchdowns in his last five games.
Maroney scores in loss to Colts
(11/16/2009) If not for a first quarter touchdown, Laurence Maroney's Week 10 would have been pretty bleak. Maroney had his worst game since taking over the starter's role, getting just 31 yards on 13 carries with the touchdown and a crucial fumble in the end zone along with 15 yards on a pair of catches. Maroney's fumble came when he was trying to get into the end zone but the ball came loose, opening the door for the Patriots to begin using Kevin Faulk in the backfield -- including on the crucial fourth-and-2 play that turned the game. Faulk finished with more total yards.
Maroney could lose touches Week 10
(11/13/2009) New England RB Sammy Morris (knee) was not able to practice on Wednesday or Thursday but did return to practice in a limited fashion on Friday as the team prepares for its Week 10 game against the Colts. He is considered questionable for the contest. If he is able to play, he could take away touches from current New England starter Laurence Maroney.
Maroney has decent day in Week 9
(11/8/2009) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney ran 20 times for 82 yards and a touchdown in a Week 9 win over the Dolphins.
Maroney's matchup gets easier
(11/6/2009) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney will take on the Dolphins in Week 9 without two of their best run stoppers. LB Channing Crowder and DT Jason Ferguson are both listed as out for the game after being limited in practice this week. The Patriots have given the ball to Maroney a healthy amount over the last two weeks with RBs Fred Taylor and Sammy Morris sidelined. He's had at least 14 touches in each game with 29 carries for 166 yards and two touchdowns in those games. Maroney didn't play vs. Miami last year but did rack up 156 yards and a touchdown in his last game against them in 2007.
Maroney facing tough Miami run D
(11/5/2009) The Patriots host the Dolphins in Week 9, and New England RB Laurence Maroney will be facing the NFL's sixth-ranked run defense. In his last game against Miami, back in 2007, Maroney ran for 156 yards and a touchdown.
Maroney saves day with touchdown
(10/25/2009) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney saved face with a fourth-quarter touchdown Sunday as he was held to just 43 yards on 13 carries in a rout of the Buccaneers.
Maroney should see lots of work
(10/23/2009) The Boston Globe reports that Patriots RB Sammy Morris did not travel with the team to London and thus is not expected to play in their Week 7 game vs. Tampa Bay. Morris hurt his knee early in Week 6 action and was replaced by Laurence Maroney, who is expected to start against the Bucs and share some carries with BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Maroney had 16 carries for 123 yards and a touchdown against Tennessee last week, and he should see a similar amount of work against the lowly Bucs (31st vs. the run) this week.
Maroney hopes for more consistency
(10/20/2009) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney is looking forward to building off his performance from Week 6 against Tennessee when he had 16 carries for 123 yards and a touchdown. With Fred Taylor (ankle) out and Sammy Morris (knee) hurt, Maroney could start in Week 7 against Tampa Bay. "I want to build off this," Maroney said. "I can't get too high off of it. Now it's about consistency. How many (good performances) can I put together?"
Morris' status still unknown
(10/19/2009) The Patriots, as expected, gave no update on RB Sammy Morris, who left Sunday's game against the Titans with a knee injury in the first quarter and did not return. "We'll take a look at him today," coach Bill Belichick said Monday. "There's always a little more information a day or two days after the game, after we get a chance to see where things are at 24 to 48 hours after. We'll do that like we normally do, and assess his availability for practice and ultimately at the end of the week for the following game."
Maroney has 1st TD since Super Bowl 42
(10/18/2009) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney contributed a 45-yard touchdown run during a 59-0 win against the Titans in Week 6. It was Maroney's first touchdown run since the Super Bowl two seasons ago against the Giants. Maroney finished with a team-high 16 carries for 123 yards against Tennessee. He also had three catches for 10 yards.
Maroney totals five carries Week 5
(10/11/2009) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney had five carries for 21 yards during a Week 5 loss to the Broncos. His longest carry went for 10 yards. He did not have any receptions. Maroney is up to 32 carries for 99 yards on the season.
Maroney to see a boost in touches?
(10/8/2009) Patriots RB Fred Taylor will likely need ankle surgery after hurting himself on the final play of Sunday's game against Baltimore. A timetable for his return remains uncertain. Expect Sammy Morris and Laurence Maroney to see the biggest boost in touches with Kevin Faulk continuing to play a similar pass-catching role out of the backfield.
Maroney does little Sunday
(10/4/2009) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney had seven carries for 6 yards Sunday against the Ravens. He also had one catch for 17 yards. He played despite being listed on the injury report with a thigh problem.
Maroney active for Week 4 vs. Ravens
(10/4/2009) New England RB Laurence Maroney (thigh) is active for Week 4 at home against the Baltimore Ravens. Maroney missed the second half of Week 3 against the Falcons with a thigh injury.
Maroney should be active Week 4
(10/2/2009) WEEI.com reports that New England RB Laurence Maroney expects to play on Sunday in the team's Week 4 game against the Ravens. Maroney missed the second half of Week 3 against the Falcons with a thigh injury.
Maroney exits game after injury
(9/27/2009) In the Patriots Week 3 win vs. the Falcons, RB Laurence Maroney had 17 yards on four carries and left the game with a thigh injury according to NFL.com. Three other Patriots running backs had more carries than he did, including Fred Taylor (21 carries).
Taylor leads Patriots RBs into Week 3
(9/26/2009) New England RB Fred Taylor has seen 17 carries in two games this season for the Patriots and has rushed for 71 yards. He scored a touchdown in Week 1 against Buffalo. The Patriots head home to face the Falcons in Week 3 and in three career games vs. Atlanta, Taylor has averaged 100.3 rushing yards per game and has two games with 100-plus yards (124, 121). Laurence Maroney has rushed for 55 yards in two games this year on 16 carries and Kevin Faulk has rushed for 15 yards on six carries and also has 54 receiving yards on seven catches. In his past three games against NFC teams, Maroney had three rushing touchdowns. Faulk doesn't have a rich history against the Falcons or the NFC.
Maroney manages only 23 yards
(9/20/2009) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney managed only 23 yards on six carries in a Week 2 loss to the Jets.
(9/15/2009) New England RB Laurence Maroney last faced the Jets, his Week 2 opponents, in New York last September. He did not fare well. Maroney carried eight times for 16 yards in that game. Of course, in two games two seasons ago, Maroney carried 46 times for 176 yards and a touchdown.
Maroney gets 41 total yards
(9/14/2009) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney got the most carries on the ground for New England in Week 1's game against the Bills. Maroney got 10 carries and ran for 32 yards. He also caught two passes for 9 yards.
Maroney still unable to land yards
(8/29/2009) In the Patriots' third preseason game at the Redskins, RB Laurence Maroney saw time with the first-team offense and had a 10-yard carry but finished with just 16 yards on seven reps. He did stand out as a receiver, catching three passes for 30 yards. Maroney rotated with Fred Taylor early on and also returned the first kick of the game.
Maroney hoping for bounce-back year
(8/27/2009) The Boston Herald reports that Patriots RB Laurence Maroney spent the summer working out with his trainer in order to come into the season as healthy as he has been in his entire NFL career. He also worked on catching the ball out of the back field.
Maroney plays for one series
(8/20/2009) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney carried the ball three times for six yards during Thursday's preseason game against the Bengals. His longest carry went four yards. He also had one catch for 14 yards.
Maroney healthy, aiming high
(8/18/2009)Laurence Maroney knows the perception is out there that he's an underachiever who keeps getting hurt. Since being taken with the 21st choice of the 2006 draft from Minnesota as a potential long-term fixture in New England's backfield, Maroney has been hit by injuries. He missed two games in 2006 with a rib problem, three in 2007 with a groin injury, and the last 13 in 2008 with a broken bone in his left shoulder. He may be healthy right now, but his role is uncertain in a deep group that includes Sammy Morris, Kevin Faulk, Fred Taylor and BenJarvus Green-Ellis. He started the team's first preseason game but is promised nothing by head coach Bill Belichick. But on Tuesday, the coach praised the fourth-year running back who is still waiting for his breakout season. "I think he's had a productive camp," Belichick said. "I think he's ready to go."
Maroney has quiet preseason opener
(8/14/2009) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney had a quiet preseason opener against the Eagles Thursday. He did finish second on the team with six carries, but was just third with 14 yards. His longest run went for five yards and he averaged just 2.3 yards per carry.
Maroney working on kickoff returns
(7/30/2009) The Patriots have an opening at kick returner after trading Ellis Hobbs earlier this offseason. Among those getting a look for the job is RB Laurence Maroney, who apparently is healthy to start the season and is looking for as much playing time as possible. He began training camp working with the third-team offense. The Patriots brought in Fred Taylor to the group that already includes Sammy Morris, Kevin Faulk and BenJarvus Green-Ellis, so Maroney could struggle for carries. "Well, we feel like we have good competition at the running back position," coach Bill Belichick said. "Those guys all really have proven themselves. ... So we'll let the players that we have in the backfield, put them out there, let them compete and let them play. I would think we would be able to get production from all of them because thats what weve gotten in the past."
Faulk fond of Maroney
(6/12/2009) According to the Providence Journal, Patriots RB Kevin Faulk said teammate Laurence Maroney can still be successful despite a down year in 2008. "L is always going to be L. He's always going to keep his head up," Faulk said about Maroney. "But we tell him, 'You can't do anything about what people say about you. All you can do is control what you can do.'"
Maroney could return kicks
(5/26/2009) The Boston Globe reports Patriots special teams coach Scott O'Brien hinted that the team could use RB Laurence Maroney, coming back from a broken bone in his shoulder, as a kickoff returner this year. "Anybody on the team is a potential option," said O'Brien. "It's what fits the team the best at the time. The better the options you have, the better you'll be. We'll get him going back there, too."
Maroney had broken bone in '08
(5/18/2009) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney told the Boston Globe that the reason for his placement on Injured Reserve last year was because he had a broken bone in his right shoulder. He said he tried to play through it after breaking it in Week 2 but ran tentatively and wasn't as effective. Maroney says the shoulder feels great now and wants to prove his critics wrong in 2009. "I've been gone too long," he said. "The legs are feeling fresher than ever. Going back out there I know that I'm going to have a lot of critics. It's just going out there and proving everybody wrong. I think there are a lot of people that are counting me out and doubting me, but it's just going out there and having fun again."
Maroney: Don't count me out
(5/6/2009) The Boston Globe reports that Patriots RB Laurence Maroney is unfazed by the events over last season and is preparing diligently for the 2009 campaign. Now healthy, he said he's been working out with fellow Patriot rushers Sammy Morris, Kevin Faulk and BenJarvus Green-Ellis and is motivated to contribute in 2009 after many people have considered him a bust. "I'm working hard and feeling good," he said. "Whenever somebody counts you out, you want to show them they're wrong."
Maroney said shoulder was painful
(11/11/2008) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney said Monday he was playing in pain after sustaining the injury to his shoulder in the team's Sept. 14 win over the Jets in Week 2, and he was about to start a nine-month program to "get stronger" and "get better," reports the Boston Herald. When asked if he was surprised to be on season-ending injured reserve, Maroney shot back: "I'm surprised I lasted as long as I did . . . when the details come out, you'll be surprised that I went that long." Maroney agreed that going on injured reserve Oct. 20 was for the best.
Maroney's shoulder injury long term
(10/22/2008) Patriots coach Bill Belichick said the reason the team placed RB Laurence Maroney on season-ending injured reserve was because they didn't think his shoulder would heal before the end of the season. "It was a problem with his shoulder that we thought wasn't going to resolve this year," Belichick said.
Maroney placed on injured reserve
(10/20/2008) The Patriots have placed RB Laurence Maroney on injured reserve, ending his season. He missed Week 6 with a shoulder injury and missed Week 3 with the same injury. Sammy Morris, Kevin Faulk and LaMont Jordan figure to split carries in his absence.
Jordan, Maroney both doubtful
(10/17/2008) The Patriots are expected to be down a couple of running backs Week 7 against the Broncos, as LaMont Jordan (calf) and Laurence Maroney (shoulder) are both listed as doubtful. Neither player practiced all week.
Maroney can't practice Thurs.
(10/16/2008) New England RB Laurence Maroney didn't practice on Thursday and is questionable for Week 7 against Denver. Maroney missed Week 6 against San Diego with a shoulder injury. Maroney also missed Week 3 with the same injury.
Maroney can't practice Wednesday
(10/15/2008) New England RB Laurence Maroney didn't practice on Wednesday and is questionable for Week 7 against Denver. Maroney missed Week 6 against San Diego with a shoulder injury. Maroney also missed Week 3 with the same injury.
Maroney out with shoulder injury
(10/12/2008) The Patriots listed RB Laurence Maroney as inactive for Week 6, meaning he won't play at San Diego. He remains limited by a shoulder injury that sidelined him in Week 3, but he did return to play Week 5.
Maroney mum on shoulder injury
(10/10/2008) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney says there's a very good reason he's not running the ball particularly well. And that's just about all he'll say on a subject that has been irritating Patriots fans all season long. "Hey, I have my issues," Maroney said Friday. "There are reasons. I'd rather not speak about them, but there are reasons." Almost everybody thinks the big issue in Maroney's struggle is a shoulder injury that kept him sidelined for most of the Patriots' previous two games before their trip to San Francisco, where he managed 26 tentative yards. Maroney seemed indecisive and reluctant to take avoidable hits, as evidenced by his decision to go out of bounds just shy of a first down on a key play against the 49ers instead of fighting for that yard. Maroney won't even confirm his shoulder is bothering him, saying, "Even if you hit it on the head, I'm going to tell you, 'No,"' but Maroney agrees he "most definitely" left gainable yards on the field against the 49ers. "Like I said, I have issues right now," he said. "I'm trying to work through them the best I can, and trying to do the best I can with my problems. ... This situation is a little bit different, it's definitely a little bit different from last year, but I'm trying to make the best out of it."
Maroney nursing shoulder injury
(10/8/2008) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (shoulder) went through a full practice Wednesday as the team prepares for Week 6 at San Diego. Maroney ran 10 times for only 26 yards in a Week 5 win over the 49ers and finished the entire game.
Maroney held to 26 yards rushing
(10/5/2008) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney ran 10 times for only 26 yards in a Week 5 win over the 49ers.
Maroney ready to get back on field
(10/2/2008) The Boston Globe reports that Patriots RB Laurence Maroney, who missed Week 3 with a shoulder injury and was on a bye last week, was not listed on the team's injury report Wednesday and is excited to get back on the field for Week 5 against the 49ers. "Like a little kid in a candy shop," he said. "Just to get back out there and get back in the groove of things. That one week felt like forever."
Maroney OUT for Week 3 vs. Miami
(9/21/2008) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney was listed among the inactives for New England's Week 3 game with Miami. He came into the game questionable with a shoulder injury.
Maroney present at Friday's practice
(9/19/2008) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (shoulder) has been listed as questionable for Week 3 vs. Miami. The Boston Globe reported that Maroney was seen at practice Friday after missing the previous two days. The Patriots later said he went through limited reps. The Patriots got Ben Watson and Sam Aiken on the practice field last Friday before a Week 2 game against the Jets, but neither player dressed so Maroney is still a game-time decision.
(9/17/2008) The Patriots held RB Laurence Maroney out of practice Wednesday and Thursday with a shoulder injury suffered in Week 2 at the Jets. He did return and get reps in the game after the injury. He is considered questionable for Week 3 vs. the Dolphins. If he can't go, Sammy Morris is expected to get the start.
Maroney had career day vs. Miami in '07
(9/17/2008) In his last meeting with the Dolphins, Patriots RB Laurence Maroney gained a career-high 156 yards on 14 carries with a touchdown. New England hosts Miami in Week 3.
Maroney returns late Week 2
(9/14/2008) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney left the game Week 2 against the Jets in the second quarter with an apparent shoulder injury, but returned on the team's final drive in the fourth quarter for a carry. Maroney had just eight carries for 16 yards in the game.
Patriots like to use Maroney vs. Jets
(9/11/2008) In his last meeting vs. the Jets, Patriots RB Laurence Maroney gained 104 yards (4.0 avg.) on 26 attempts with a touchdown. He had 46 carries in two games against the Jets last year, which is 21 more attempts than he had against any other team.
Maroney's worst enemy: Sammy Morris
(9/7/2008) Ah, those sneaky Patriots. Right when you're ready to declare Laurence Maroney their best rusher, they give Sammy Morris a heaping helping of reps, along with a carry inside the 5 good for a touchdown. In total, Morris had 10 carries for 53 yards with a touchdown and 34 yards on five catches. Maroney also had 10 carries, but for 51 yards, and with no receptions.
Maroney healthy, ready to go
(9/3/2008) The Boston Herald reports there wasn't much running room for the Patriots running backs during the preseason. But Laurence Maroney, who gained just 44 yards on 22 carries, isn't concerned about having a lack of production heading into the regular season. "I'm feeling good," Maroney said Monday. "I'm ready to get the season going. I'm excited to get back out there and show the world what I can do." The Pats lead back was a full-time participant in training camp, unlike last season when he was coming back from a shoulder injury, and got through the preseason unscathed.
Maroney does little in preseason
(8/29/2008) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney carried the ball 22 times in the preseason, gaining just 44 yards (2.0 yard average). His longest rush of the preseason went for 10 yards.
Maroney has 39 yards in preseason
(8/23/2008) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney had five rushes for 18 yards during Friday's game against the Eagles. He now has 18 rushes for 39 yards during the preseason. He has yet to find the end zone.
Maroney makes preseason debut
(8/17/2008)Patriots RB Laurence Maroney made his preseason debut Sunday at Tampa Bay and had seven carries for 15 yards. He played in the first quarter and got an extended look with Tom Brady (foot) out. The Patriots focused on the running game, and Maroney ran well before leaving the game.
Maroney wants to finish strong
(8/5/2008) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney is concerned about ending the season -- and every play -- on a solid note this year. "Finishing. It's all about finishing," Maroney said in the Boston Herald. "No matter what I'm doing - if it's a block, a pass route or running - you have to finish it. Everything is about finishing." Last year, Maroney gained 835 yards on 185 carries with six touchdowns in 13 regular-season games. Belichick platooned Maroney with Sammy Morris through the first six games, but Maroney assumed the job full-time when Morris went down with a chest injury. Maroney excelled in the playoffs, rushing for 280 yards and three touchdowns on 61 carries. "That (the playoffs) gave me a little bit more confidence in myself," he said. "Once I put my mind to it, I know I can be a good back in the NFL. It's just a point of being patient and just going out and doing what I do best. I'm almost there. I wish I was a little bit further but I can't complain because I'm a lot further than I was last year. I'm not quite there yet, but I'm not far away from it."
Maroney in line for big season
(7/23/2008) According to the Boston Globe, Patriots RB Laurence Maroney has a chance to run for 1,300 yards if he can stay healthy. Last year, Maroney missed three games with a groin injury, but he played well in the second half of the season and finished with 835 yards and six touchdowns on 185 carries. He added a pair of 122-yard rushing efforts in the playoffs.
Maroney ready to improve
(6/10/2008) The Providence Journal reports Patriots RB Laurence Maroney plans to make himself an all-around better player in 2008. As he enters his third season, Maroney seems ready to go. Unlike last year, when shoulder surgery limited his participation in the offseason workout program and training camp he's been able to build on the foundation he feels he began laying last season, once he was healed from the groin injury that had him on the shelf for weeks four through six. He finished the season on a high note, totaling 586 yards over New England's last six games (including playoffs), and averaged 4.9 yards per carry. "The good games I had toward the end of the season, (I'm going to) just try to build off them and try to have them all year this year," Maroney said. "As long as I'm improving from year to year, that's all I want to do. I don't ever want to take a step back and I don't want to do the same. I think I did a little bit better last year than I did the year before and I want to get better this year than I was last year, just keep going up."
Maroney comes on strong at end
(2/4/2008) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney didn't win a Super Bowl ring in 2007, losing to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII, but he did finish the season well following a slow start. Maroney closed the season with a touchdown in the final three playoff games. He also closed the regular season with 306 yards rushing and four touchdowns in the final three games. But during the beginning of the season, Maroney was off his game. He only had one 100-yard game in the first 13 games of the season and two touchdowns, including missing three games with an injured groin. For the season, Maroney finished with 835 yards rushing and six touchdowns and four catches for 116 yards. He split time during the year with Sammy Morris and Kevin Faulk, but Maroney closed the season as the No. 1 guy.
Maroney continues to carry Pats
(1/20/2008) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney, who finished the regular season on a tear, had 122 yards rushing for the second straight playoff game Sunday in the AFC Championship against the Chargers. He reached the mark this time on 25 carries, including one for a one-yard touchdown lunge in the second quarter. He also caught a nine-yard pass.
Maroney heating up in playoffs
(1/14/2008) In the first 13 games of the 2007 season, Laurence Maroney missed three with a groin injury and cracked the 100-yard rushing barrier just once. Early on, he even shared time with Sammy Morris, a free agent pickup expected to be a backup, until a chest injury in the sixth game ended Morris' season. He had rushed for a total of just 112 yards in a four-game stretch that brought the Patriots to 13-0. But in the critical stretch when the Patriots tried to finish off the first 16-0 season in NFL history, Maroney rushed for 104 yards in the 14th game, a career-high 156 in the 15th with gains of 59 and 51 yards, and two touchdowns in the 16th. Then he piled up 122 on the ground against Jacksonville, nearly twice the total of 66 of Taylor and Jones-Drew. And he did it on 22 carries, his second busiest game of the season. "Laurence, thank God, lost it there for a little bit," QB Tom Brady said. "But he's obviously found his way."
Maroney keeps running in playoffs
(1/12/2008) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney, who finished the regular season on a tear, had 122 yards on 22 carries in the Divisional Playoff game Saturday against the Jaguars. He even scored a touchdown on a one-yard run in the second quarter. He also caught two passes for 40 yards.
Maroney concludes with two scores
(12/30/2007) After opening the 2007 season with zero touchdown through the first two months, Patriots RB Laurence Maroney concluded with two in one game Week 17 at the N.Y. Giants. His first scoring jaunt went for six yards and his second for five. He finished with 46 yards rushing on 19 carries.
Maroney goes for 156 on the ground
(12/23/2007) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney rumbled for 156 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in New England's 28-7 win over the Dolphins in Week 16. His score came on a 59-yard run, during which not a finger was placed on him by a Miami defender.
Maroney looks to get rolling
(12/20/2007) We're about to find out if last week's performance against the Jets -- 26 carries for 104 yards and a touchdown -- was a fluke or not. The Dolphins come into this game last in run defense and have allowed 16 rushing touchdowns this year, which is among the worst in the NFL.
Maroney runs for 104 yards, TD
(12/16/2007) Facing rain, wind and chilly gusts above 20 mph, New England relied on Laurence Maroney's rushing instead of Tom Brady's passing and beat the New York Jets 20-10 Sunday in the Spygate rematch to clinch home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. Maroney ran for 104 yards, just the fourth time this season a New England rusher surpassed 100. The Jets entered the game having allowed the third most yards rushing this season. Maroney scored on a 1-yard run with 1:05 left in the first half.
Should you rely on Maroney?
(12/14/2007) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney has to be considered one of the leading candidates for Fantasy bust of the year. He missed three games with an injury and has averaged only 52.9 yards this season and 28 yards over his last four games. The Patriots host the Jets in Week 15.
Maroney runs for 18 yards
(12/9/2007) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney had eight carries for 18 yards Sunday against Pittsburgh. He did not catch a pass.
Steel Curtain makes Maroney uncertain
(12/7/2007)Laurence Maroney has re-emerged as a decent, albeit not solid, Fantasy RB thanks to regular work on the ground over his last five games. He totaled over 100 yards last week at Baltimore thanks to a long catch-and-run, but will have trouble continuing that type of success vs. the Steelers and their stingy run defense in Week 14. Aside from Thomas Jones' surprise rumble in Week 11, only Kenny Watson has totaled over 100 yards in a game against the Steelers (Week 8).
Maroney bigger through air Week 13
(12/4/2007) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney picked up 123 total yards Week 13 at Baltimore, but 79 came on two receptions. He also ran 13 times for 44 yards.
Easy decision on Maroney this week
(11/30/2007) Fantasy owners who have been baffled with what to do with Pats RB Laurence Maroney have a no-brainer this week. Maroney has averaged 10 carries per week over his last five games with two touchdowns coming in each of his last two, but will play at Baltimore in Week 13, which boasts a run defense ranking third in the league with five rush TDs allowed in 11 games.
(11/26/2007) Patriots RB Kevin Faulk played the entire first half Sunday against the Eagles. Coach Bill Belichick opted for Faulk as the primary back, using him to block and occasionally catch passes coming out of the backfield, according to the Boston Herald. As it was, the Pats only recorded two rushing plays in the first half. Laurence Maroney did not play a down in the first half. Maroney made his first appearance with 11:27 remaining in the third quarter. He finished with 31 yards on 10 rushes and a touchdown. Faulk had three catches for 30 yards and two carries for no yards.
Maroney goes back-to-back with scores
(11/26/2007) After going his first six games without scoring a touchdown, Patriots RB Laurence Maroney now has one in each of his last two, charging in from four yards out in the fourth quarter Week 12 against the Eagles. He finished the game with 10 carries for 31 yards.
Upset Maroney to face Eagles
(11/23/2007) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney knows what you're thinking. You saw him leave Sunday night's game against the Bills with an injury to his foot, and you're wondering if the second-year back is ever going to be healthy. Well, think again. "I'm going to be out there on Sunday," Maroney told the Boston Herald. "I'm definitely ready to go this week. People are going to say what they want to say. If I go out there and run good, all of a sudden the injury-prone thing is going to be out the window. So I'm really not going to worry myself about what the media is saying right now."
Maroney not on injury report
(11/21/2007) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney was not on the injury report released Wednesday. He left Week 11 at Buffalo with a foot injury, but it could have been a precautionary move.
Maroney: What foot injury?
(11/19/2007) According to the Boston Herald, it was announced that Patriots RB Laurence Maroney had suffered a foot injury Sunday at Buffalo. He did not play in the second half and finished with six carries for 19 yards and a touchdown. Maroney, however, claimed he didn't suffer an injury. "Not that I know of," Maroney said when asked if he had hurt his foot during the game. "I'm fine."
Maroney plays just a half in Week 11
(11/19/2007) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney had six carries for 19 yards in Week 11 at Buffalo, including a 6-yard touchdown for his first score of the season. He did not play in the second half.
Maroney vows to eventually score
(11/15/2007)Laurence Maroney knows he'll carry the ball into the end zone eventually. For now, the Patriots starting running back isn't complaining that on a team with 46 touchdowns in nine games, he hasn't scored. He's content to see Randy Moss and Wes Welker catch TD passes while New England wins every game. "They can't stop a star from shining," Maroney said Thursday. "I feel like I'm going to get my chance sooner or later. It's just not my time right now. I'm just going to play my role. I'm fine with that."
Maroney to get back over 100 yards?
(11/15/2007) In their earlier meeting this season, Patriots RB Laurence Maroney ran for 103 yards on 19 carries against the Bills. That is his only 100-yard game of the season. Maroney will try to get into the end zone for the first time this season when the two teams resume their series in Week 11.
Maroney rushes for 59 yards
(11/4/2007) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney rushed 15 times for 59 yards during a Week 9 win over the Colts. His longest gain went for nine yards. Maroney has still only rushed for more than 100 yards once this season and is still looking for his first rushing touchdown.
Expectations still low for Maroney?
(10/31/2007) In limited playing time in two games last season against the Colts, Patriots RB Laurence Maroney had 21 carries for 76 yards (3.6 yards per carry). He should see the majority of the carries for the Patriots in Week 9, but judging from how New England's been throwing the ball, there might not be many carries. The Colts' run defense ranks 13th in rush yardage allowed, giving up 107.4 per game with five ground scores totaled all season. Only Travis Henry rushed for over 100 yards on Indianapolis this season.
Maroney finally tops 100 total
(10/28/2007) Pats RB Laurence Maroney ran strong vs. Washington in Week 8, running for 75 yards on 14 carries and adding 37 yards on two catches. He did not score and has yet to score on the season. "He broke a couple of tackles," coach Bill Belichick said of Maroney. "I thought Tom [Brady], when he hit him on that seam pass early in the game ... but he made a nice run on that, cut back to the outside, broke a couple of tackles in the running game, reversed his feet one time, which is always a little bit dangerous, but Laurence is fast. He showed his strength, breaking out of a couple of tackles, so he made some big plays for us."
Maroney has tough matchup
(10/26/2007) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney returned last week against Miami after missing the previous three games and had only six carries for 31 yards. He has yet to score a touchdown this year, and the Patriots dont really need him with the way Tom Brady is playing. The Redskins, who Maroney faces in Week 8, do a good job against the run and come into this game No. 5 with only three touchdowns allowed.
Maroney starts, but plays minor role
(10/21/2007) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney played for the first time since Week 3 as he ran for 31 yards on six carries in New England's 49-28 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Week 7.
Report: Maroney expected to play
(10/21/2007) According to ESPN reports, Patriots RB Laurence Maroney is expected to play in Week 7 against the Miami Dolphins.
No new status report on Maroney
(10/19/2007) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (groin) is listed as questionable for Week 7 at Miami. Maroney went through limited practice reps all week. The Patriots and Maroney did not issue any new information on his status for Week 7 on Friday. Maroney, who has missed the last three games, met with reporters after Thursday's practice, but danced around questions on whether or not he will play against Miami. "Man, I am focused on Miami right now, only," Maroney told NFL.com. "You can take it how you want to take it. I am feeling fine, sir. Im feeling better than I was two weeks ago."
Maroney dances around injury questions
(10/18/2007) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney, who has missed the last three games with a groin injury, for the second straight practice took limited reps on Thursday. Maroney met with reporters after practice, but danced around questions on whether or not he will play against Miami in Week 7. "Man, I am focused on Miami right now, only," Maroney told NFL.com. "You can take it how you want to take it. I am feeling fine, sir. Im feeling better than I was two weeks ago."
Maroney won't play Week 7?
(10/17/2007) Laurence Maroney missed the last three games with a groin injury. Now Sammy Morris is sidelined. The New England Patriots may be 6-0, but their record of keeping running backs healthy is less impressive. Maroney, who gained 252 yards on 54 carries in the first three games, ran well in practice Wednesday but took some plays off and won't play Sunday against winless Miami, according to the Associated Press.
Pats hoping Maroney can play
(10/17/2007) The Boston Herald, citing an NFL source, reports that RB Sammy Morris hurt a bone in his chest and will be out at least for Week 7 at Miami and could miss as much as a month. He injured the bone connecting the sternum and clavicle and left Texas Stadium in a sling and in pain. A preliminary diagnosis didn't reveal any broken bones, reports the source. The paper adds that the team hopes Laurence Maroney (groin) will be ready to play at Miami in Week 7, and that the Patriots brought in free-agent RB Kevan Barlow for a workout on Tuesday.
Status of Patriots RBs unknown
(10/15/2007) Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Monday that he had no news on the status of RB Sammy Morris, who left the club's Week 6 game at Dallas with what was believed to be a chest injury. Morris totaled 14 yards on 10 carries in the game. "No. Sorry," was all Belichick said when asked for an update on Morris' status on Monday.
It's official: Maroney inactive
(10/14/2007) As expected, Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (groin) is inactive for Week 6 at Dallas. It will be the third straight game that the Patriots will be without their starting running back. Sammy Morris will likely once again net the majority of carries for the Patriots. He has two 100-yard rushing games in Maroney's absence.
Report: Maroney OUT vs. Cowboys
(10/14/2007) According to the Boston Herald Patriots RB Laurence Maroney will not play Sunday against Dallas. While Maroney made the trip with the team, he will miss his third straight game with a groin injury, according to a source. That means the bulk of the running chores once again will fall on Sammy Morris, who has filled in more than admirably during Maroneys absence. Morris will be going after his third straight 100-yard game.
Report: Maroney likely to play
(10/13/2007) The Boston Herald reports Saturday that RB Laurence Maroney, sidelined the last two games with a groin injury, will likely play Week 6 at Dallas. The Patriots list him as questionable, and head coach Bill Belichick called him a game-time decision. "(Belichick) said its a gametime decision? Then its a gametime decision. There we go," said Maroney.
Maroney a game-time decision
(10/12/2007) The Boston Globe reports that Patriots coach Bill Belichick said the following about RB Laurence Maroney on Friday: "He's making progress, he's doing some things on the field, it will probably be a game-time decision," Belichick said. "He's definitely getting closer."
Patriots still mum on Maroney
(10/11/2007) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (groin) went through limited practice reps Wednesday and Thursday as the team prepares for Week 6 at Dallas. Maroney has missed the last two games and there has been no word from the Patriots on his status for Week 6.
Maroney back on practice report
(10/10/2007) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (groin) went through limited practice reps Wednesday as the team prepares for Week 6 at Dallas. Maroney has missed the last two games and there has been no word from the Patriots on his status for Week 6.
(10/7/2007) The Patriots released their inactives for Week 5 against the Browns on Sunday and for the second straight week they will be playing without starting RB Laurence Maroney, who is sidelined with a groin injury. Expect Sammy Morris to once again to receive the bulk of carries in Maroney's absence. The Browns rushing defense is ranked 30th out of 32 teams in the NFL.
Maroney's status still in doubt
(10/5/2007) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (groin) is listed as questionable for Week 5 vs. Cleveland. He took limited practice reps all week. The Browns rushing defense is ranked 30th out of 32 teams in the NFL, which means Maroney (if he's healthy) and Sammy Morris could run wild in their Week 5 matchup.
Maroney takes to practice field
(10/3/2007) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (groin) went through limited practice reps Wednesday and Thursday as the team prepares for Week 5 vs. Cleveland. The Browns rushing defense is ranked 30th out of 32 teams in the NFL, which means Maroney (if he's healthy) and Sammy Morris could run wild in their Week 5 matchup.
Maroney, Morris to bust-up Browns
(10/3/2007) The Cleveland Browns rushing defense is ranked 30th out of 32 teams in the NFL, which means Patriots RBs Laurence Maroney (if he's healthy) and Sammy Morris could run wild in their Week 5 match-up.
Maroney held out vs. Bengals
(10/1/2007) The New England Patriots have announced the starting tailback Laurence Maroney (groin) has been listed as inactive for Week 4 at Cincinnati. Sammy Morris and Kevin Faulk are expected to shoulder the load in his absence.
Maroney to score finally?
(9/27/2007) Laurence Maroney has yet to score his first touchdown, but the Patriots will face the Bengals in Week 4, who are No. 27 in run defense and have proven vulnerable on defense the past two weeks against Jamal Lewis and Shaun Alexander. Maroney (groin) went through limited practice reps all week and is listed as questionable on the injury report, but is expected to start.
Maroney slowed by groin injury
(9/26/2007) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (groin) went through limited practice reps Wednesday as the team prepares for Week 4 at Cincinnati. Maroney rushed 19 times for 103 yards in Week 3 vs. Buffalo. He did not catch a pass and did not score a touchdown for the third consecutive week.
Maroney goes over 100 yards
(9/23/2007) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney rushed 19 times for 103 yards in Week 3 vs. Buffalo. He did not catch a pass and did not score a touchdown for the third consecutive week.
Maroney pony to trot for 100 yards?
(9/19/2007) Splitting time in two games against Buffalo last season as a rookie, Pats RB Laurence Maroney has 25 carries for 115 yards (4.6 avg.) with a one-yard reception. That's not terrible but not great. What is great is the success the Patriots have had running the ball against the Bills. In two games last season, the Patriots runners totaled 256 rush yards, 51 receiving yards and three touchdowns. The Patriots have also totaled at least 229 rush yards in their games in each of the last three seasons against the Bills. Just remember, the Patriots do split carries among their backs, but Maroney is their primary ball carrier.
Maroney loses carries to Morris
(9/17/2007) Sammy Morris had 10 carries for 51 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Chargers, outperforming Laurence Maroney in terms of Fantasy production. Maroney ended up with 15 carries for 77 yards and no scores.
Maroney might find yards hard to come by
(9/14/2007) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney struggled in Week 1 against the Jets with 20 carries for 72 yards and no touchdowns. He also shared time with Sammy Morris (11 carries for 54 yards) and lost out on a touchdown to fullback Heath Evans. The Chargers held the Bears to 80 yards rushing in Week 1. In last year's playoff victory against the Chargers, Maroney had just five carries for five yards and one catch for six yards.
Maroney runs for 72 yards
(9/9/2007) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney had 20 carries for 72 yards Sunday against the Jets. He lost out on a touchdown late in the game to FB Heath Evans.
Maroney: I'm ready to roll
(9/7/2007) The Boston Herald reports that Pats RB Laurence Maroney has declared himself fully healthy and ready to go for the week's game at the Jets. That's good, because in three games against the Jets last season, the Patriots had 98 carries (just over 32 per game) for 436 yards (4.4 yards per carry) and three rushing TDs. Those stats were split mostly between Maroney and Corey Dillon. But Dillon is no longer with the Patriots, and it's Maroney's show now. Splitting with Dillon last season, Maroney totaled 46 carries for 171 yards and a touchdown with zero receptions over three games against the Jets.
History supports Maroney's matchup
(9/5/2007) In three games against the Jets last season, the Patriots had 98 carries (just over 32 per game) for 436 yards (4.4 yards per carry) and three rushing TDs. Those stats were split mostly between Laurence Maroney and Corey Dillon. But Dillon is no longer with the Patriots, and it's Maroney's show now. Splitting with Dillon last season, Maroney totaled 46 carries for 171 yards and a touchdown with zero receptions over three games against the Jets.
Maroney decent in preseason
(8/31/2007) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney rushed 15 times for 58 yards (3.9 average) in the preseason.
Maroney ready to go
(8/28/2007) While Patriots RB Laurence Maroney's numbers weren't exactly scintillating in the third preseason game against Carolina -- 15 carries for 58 yards (3.9 avg.) -- just getting back on the field and showing he could take a hit was as important as the yardage he picked up in his first playing time of the summer, reports The Sports Xchange. In his work Maroney showed the instinctive cuts, deceptive power and impressive quickness that came in flashes a year ago and left Patriots fans wanting more. In fact, in his first contact of the year Maroney himself felt like he was just getting warmed up when his night ended at Bank of America Stadium.
Maroney carries 15 times Friday
(8/25/2007) In his first game since offseason shoulder surgery, Patriots RB Maroney carried the ball on New England's first seven plays during Friday's preseason game against the Panthers. Maroney, expected to be the top back after Corey Dillon's release in the offseason, had 15 carries for 58 yards.
Laurence Maroney expected to play
(8/22/2007) The Boston Herald reports that Patriots RB Laurence Maroney is expected to play in the team's preseason game at Carolina after practicing at full speed this week. "He's a step closer," coach Bill Belichick said. "He's closer to being able to play than he was a week ago. He was closer a week ago than he was two weeks ago. I know he's anxious to get in there and get some reps this week. I'm sure he'll get some."
Maroney sheds non-contact jersey
(8/21/2007) The Boston Globe reports that Patriots RB Laurence Maroney has been cleared for contact by team doctors. However, that doesn't mean that he's going to play in the team's next preseason game at Carolina. Maroney has been on the mend following offseason shoulder surgery. Coach Bill Belichick wouldn't commit to Maroney's playing status, but the paper thinks we'll see him before the start of the regular season. "I think in general, players need to practice and play to get ready to play," said Belichick. " ... There has to be some middle ground between working and getting the team to be able to execute to a certain level and at the same time you don't want them worn down by the time you get to the season."
Maroney still resting shoulder
(8/18/2007) Patriots WR Randy Moss (hamstring), RB Laurence Maroney (shoulder), TE Kyle Brady (undisclosed) and TE Ben Watson (undisclosed) did not play during Friday's preseason game against the Titans.
Maroney misses 1st preseason game
(8/11/2007) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (shoulder) did not play during the team's first preseason game Friday against the Saints.
Maroney goes through contact drills
(8/7/2007) According to the Boston Herald, at the night practice Monday, Patriots RB Laurence Maroney still wore his red, non-contact jersey, but participated in contact drills for the first time, making some nice cuts. Maroney is trying to come back from a shoulder injury.
Maroney works in non-contact drills
(7/27/2007) The Boston Herald reports that while Patriots RB Laurence Maroney is working out in camp and not on the PUP list, he spent the first day in a non-contact jersey and was held out of most of the drills. After practice, he explained that he's not a physical runner. "Being a very physical back like Corey (Dillon), it's definitely not a part of my game," he said. "That's not what I'm gonna do, run into somebody every day. Every time I hit the hole, I'm looking for the best route to get around you. If I can run around you, that's what I'm gonna do. If I can put a move on you, that's what I'm gonna do. If I need to drop the shoulder, that's what I'll do. But dropping the shoulder every time is not my game. If that's what y'all expect, then I'm sorry."
Maroney 'on pace' for training camp
(6/19/2007) According to the Boston Herald, when asked if he would be ready for training camp July 27, Patriots RB Laurence Maroney said his injured shoulder should be fine. "Everything is looking on pace to me," he said. "I don't have a projection. I'll be out there hopefully when I get out there, but until then, I'm going to work hard every day to get better." Maroney also was confident he would be able to handle the increased workload now that he's the featured back with Corey Dillon gone. "Yeah, most definitely," Maroney said.
Pats shopping for second RB?
(3/28/2007) The Providence Journal reports that with Patriots RB Laurence Maroney having shoulder surgery this offseason, the club may be looking into finding another rusher to help Maroney carry the load. Maroney's mother insisted in the Boston Globe that her son was OK and Patriots GM Scott Pioli told Sirius NFL Radio Tuesday that Maroney will be fine. Maroney underwent shoulder surgery that revealed "fairly significant damage," and such an injury explains his lack of production in December and January (four games with single-digit carries). Maroney also suffered torn rib cartilage and a minor knee sprain during his rookie year.
(3/26/2007) The Boston Herald reports that second-year RB Laurence Maroney underwent shoulder surgery this offseason that revealed "fairly significant damage." Maroney was unable to last long in games late into the season because of pain in his shoulder (he didn't have more than 18 carries in a game in December through January, with four single-digit carry games). Maroney also suffered torn rib cartilage and a minor knee sprain during his rookie year.
Maroney the man in New England?
(2/23/2007) There are two reports this morning on the future of running back Corey Dillon. The first, from the Boston Globe, reports that Dillon is planning on asking the Patriots for his release, then retiring from the game. "There comes a time in your football career when you come to a conclusion and I'm at mine," the 32-year-old said to the paper. "I don't need to play." However, the Boston Herald reports that Dillon simply wants to play elsewhere and has asked for and will be given his release on March 2, this according to his agent. "He felt like getting eight or 10 carries a game didn't give him the opportunity to demonstrate the abilities he still has," agent Steve Feldman said. "He figures he has a year or two left where he can be a premier performer."
Dillon, Maroney run well
(1/19/2007) New England veteran Corey Dillon ran for 812 yards and 13 touchdowns in the regular season, while rookie Laurence Maroney added 745 yards and six touchdowns. Dillon and Maroney combined for 37 catches and 341 yards. The Patriots have had rare success with the two-back system. Just four AFC teams had two backs run for at least 600 yards: Indianapolis, New England, Jacksonville (Fred Taylor 1,146, Maurice Jones-Drew 941) and Denver (Tatum Bell 1,025, Mike Bell 677). Those teams were a combined 41-23 in the regular season.
Maroney has 5 yards
(1/16/2007) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney had five carries for 5 yards against San Diego in the second round of the playoffs.
Pats use three-headed backfield
(1/11/2007) The New England Patriots will count on a trio of RBs in Corey Dillon, Laurence Maroney and Kevin Faulk in their playoff game against the Chargers this week. Their performance last Sunday in a 37-16 playoff win over the Jets kept New York from focusing on stopping the passing game. Maroney rushed for 69 yards, Dillon had 53 and a touchdown, and Faulk had consecutive runs of 7, 8 and 9 yards on a 15-play touchdown drive that gave the Patriots a 17-10 lead with 11 seconds left in the first half. Dillon is a power runner with 13 touchdowns and 812 yards on the ground, Maroney is elusive and strong with 745 yards rushing. Faulk is a receiving threat with 43 regular-season catches and a touchdown reception last Sunday against the Jets.
Maroney rumbles for 69 yards
(1/8/2007) Pats RB Laurence Maroney rushed for 69 yards, the team-high, in the team's Wild Card win vs. the Jets. He did not score nor did he catch any passes. He did get 18 carries, eight more than Corey Dillon.
Maroney scores at Tennessee
(12/31/2006) Pats RB Laurence Maroney had 13 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown at Tennessee in Week 17. He also had two catches: One for 1 yard, one for minus-5 yards.
Maroney rumbles for touchdown
(12/24/2006) Patriots rookie RB Laurence Maroney had seven carries for 48 yards and a touchdown along with two catches for 10 yards at Jacksonville in Week 16. Maroney led the Pats in rushing with that total in his first game back after missing several weeks with torn rib cartilage.
Maroney, Harrison active for Pats
(12/24/2006) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (back) and SS Rodney Harrison (shoulder) are active and will play at Jacksonville in Week 16.
Maroney still has back injury
(12/20/2006) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (back) is listed as questionable for Week 16 at Jacksonville. He did not practice Wednesday.
Maroney inactive Week 15
(12/17/2006) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (back) is among the team's inactives for Week 15 vs. Houston. It has been reported that Maroney has torn rib cartilage and his status for the remainder of the season is unclear at this time.
Maroney has torn rib cartilage
(12/17/2006) The Boston Herald reported Saturday that Pats RB Laurence Maroney has torn rib cartilage, which clouds his status for the rest of the season. Maroney wanted to play in Week 14 but wasn't cleared by team doctors.
Maroney misses Wednesday's practice
(12/13/2006) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (back) is listed as questionable for Week 15 vs. Houston.
Maroney among NE inactives
(12/10/2006) As expected, Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (back) is inactive for Sunday's game against Miami. Also inactive are QB Vinny Testaverde, WR Chad Jackson, DB Rashad Baker, DB Rodney Harrison, LB Eric Alexander and DT LeKevin Smith.
Maroney doesn't make trip
(12/9/2006) According to the Boston Herald, Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (back) was downgraded from questionable to out for Week 14 at Miami after not making the trip to Florida on Saturday.
Maroney expects to play
(12/7/2006) According to the Boston Herald, Patriots RB Laurence Maroney practiced Wednesday and said, ďIím straight,Ē he said, meaning he was fine. The Patriots listed him as questionable on the injury report with a sore back. Maroney left the Lions game after slamming helmet-to-helmet into Lions safety Terrence Holt. There was concern that Maroney had suffered a concussion - he left the field wincing - but Maroney appeared to be OK Wednesday.
Maroney listed as questionable
(12/6/2006) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (back) is listed as questionable for Week 14 at Miami. He did not practice on Wednesday.
Maroney leaves, doesn't return
(12/3/2006) Patriots rookie running back Laurence Maroney left Week 14 vs. Detroit in the first quarter after, the Patriots said, he had the wind knocked out of him. He didn't return.
Laurence Maroney leaves game
(12/3/2006) Pats RB Laurence Maroney left his Week 13 game against Detroit after he had the wind knocked out of him on a tackle.
Maroney scores vs. Chicago
(11/26/2006) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney rushed for 33 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 vs. Chicago, adding four catches for 45 yards. He also fumbled once.
Maroney to face stiff test
(11/21/2006) Laurence Maroney caught the pass in the left flat, put a nifty fake on the would-be tackler then raced up the sideline for a touchdown in a rout of Green Bay in Week 11. The Patriots rookie rarely, if ever, did that before because "I didn't catch too many passes in college." It won't be easy to do it again Sunday even if he gets the chance because New England will be playing against the Chicago Bears, the team that has allowed the fewest yards and points in the NFL.
Maroney scores TD
(11/19/2006) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney had 19 carries for 82 yards rushing and four catches for 34 yards receiving and a touchdown against Green Bay. Maroney had more carries and yards rushing than Corey Dillon.
Maroney rushes for 37 yards
(11/12/2006) Pats RB Laurence Maroney rushed 12 times for 37 yards with no catches vs. the N.Y. Jets in Week 10.
Maroney active for Week 10
(11/12/2006) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (ankle) is active for Week 10 vs. the Jets and is expected to play.
Maroney misses practice all week
(11/10/2006) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (ankle) missed practice on Friday and did not work out with the team all week, according to the official injury report.
(11/5/2006) Rookie Laurence Maroney rushed 13 times for 63 yards in Week 9 against the Colts. He also had one reception for minus-1 yard.
Maroney active for Week 9
(11/5/2006) Sensational rookie Laurence Maroney (ankle) is active for Week 9 against the Colts.
Maroney sits out practice Thursday
(11/2/2006) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 9 vs. Indianapolis. Maroney did not practice with the team on Thursday.
Maroney enjoys homecoming
(10/31/2006) Rookie Laurence Maroney, who played his college ball at Minnesota, had eight carries for 34 yards and caught two passes for 34 yards in New England's blowout win over the Vikings. He also had a huge 74-yard kickoff return that set up a touchdown.
Maroney wins AFC award
(10/26/2006) RB Laurence Maroney was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Maroney totaled 100 yards on two kickoff returns against the Bills, including a 74-yarder in the first quarter that set up a Patriots touchdown.
Maroney struggles for Pats
(10/22/2006) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney had eight carries for 29 yards and one catch for 1 yard against the Bills.
Maroney, Dillon ready to run
(10/20/2006) In their first meeting with Buffalo, RBs Laurence Maroney and Corey Dillon led a Patriots rushing attack that racked up 183 yards. The Buffalo defense can expect to see a steady diet of the Patriots duo early and often on Sunday. After giving up 410 total yards to a punch-less Lions offense, the Bills are going to have to regroup on the defensive side of the ball if they expect to slow down the Patriots.
RB Maroney has 38 yards rushing
(10/8/2006) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney didn't follow up his career game against Cincinnati with another good game against Miami. Maroney had 18 carries for 38 yards and no touchdowns against the Dolphins.
NE gets last laugh with Maroney
(10/5/2006) Before this April's draft, everyone gave their two cents on who the Patriots should select with the 21st overall selection. Linebacker was the most popular choice. Some suggested New England should go after a blue-chip defensive back. And what about a receiver? Not too many "Draft Experts" had the Patriots selecting a running back in the first round but as usual, Bill Belichick not only surprised everyone, he's also getting the last laugh. After the first month of the season, Laurence Maroney is the leader to be this year's NFL Rookie of the Year. Through four games, the explosive running back out of Minnesota leads all rookie rushers with 294 yards, 3 touchdowns and a 4.9 yards per carry average.
Maroney runs all over Bengals
(10/1/2006) Patriots rookie Laurence Maroney had his best game as a pro in Week 4 at Cincinnati rushing for 125 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries. He had touchdown runs of 11 and 25 yards. His longest run of the game went for 41 yards. He also had 15 yards receiving.
Maroney might have to step up
(9/28/2006) Patriots RB Corey Dillon (arm) was not on Wednesday's injury report and did practice with the team. He injured his arm against the Broncos on Sunday. Rookie RB Laurence Maroney filled in for the injured Dillon.
Tough going for Maroney in Week 3
(9/25/2006) Rookie Laurence Maroney had his first rough game as a pro in Sunday night's loss to the Broncos, rushing for only 18 yards on 12 carries. He did catch five passes for 61 yards as the Patriots tried to get back into the game.
Maroney up for rookie award already
(9/21/2006) RB Laurence Maroney was one of five players nominated as a finalist for the Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week award after his 65-yard, one touchdown performance against the Jets. He's up against Colts running back Joseph Addai, Saints wide receiver Marques Colston, 49ers outside linebacker Manny Lawson and Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams.
NE rookie RB looks good in win
(9/17/2006) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney rushed for 65 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries in a Week 3 victory vs. the Jets.
Maroney to build on opener
(9/14/2006) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney is hoping to build off his first game against Buffalo, where he led the team with 17 carries for 86 yards. With WR Deion Branch gone, expect the Patriots to lean heavily on Maroney and RB Corey Dillon. The two carried the ball 33 times for 159 yards in the Patriots season-opening win against Buffalo. With all the changes at the receiver position over the past couple of months, expect the 1-2 punch of Dillon and Maroney to see plenty of carries in the coming weeks, with Kevin Faulk contributing on third downs. "I think they really carried us against Buffalo," Tom Brady said about the running backs. "Kevin (Faulk) made a great catch for a touchdown and both Corey (Dillon) and Laurence (Maroney) ran very hard. I think we were pretty effective running the ball but the rest of the offense has to pick it up. If it wasn't for the running backs, we would have lost the game."
Maroney makes an impact
(9/11/2006) It appears the Patriots are going to be RB by committee. With Corey Dillon rushing 16 times for 73 yards and rookie Laurence Maroney getting 17 carries for 86 yards, the Patriots are content to use both of them after rushing for 183 total yards, the teamís best since Dec. 5, 2004. Maroney has gone out of his way to praise Dillon. ``I think we work good together. I do something, he does something. We both feed off each other and get the job done,'' Maroney said in The Providence Journal. ``We both run two totally different ways. The defense don't know who's in the game. He runs one way and I run one way. We keep fresh legs in the game while (the defense is) still out there getting tired.''
Maroney outrushes Dillon
(9/10/2006) Patriots RB Corey Dillon had 16 carries for 73 yards and also had two catches for 22 yards. Dillon was the starter, but backup RB Laurence Maroney had more carries (17) and yards (86). Maroney played well despite early reports he would be out with a knee injury.
Mauroney outrushes Dillon
(9/10/2006) Patriots RB Corey Dillon had 16 carries for 73 yards and also had two catches for 22 yards. Dillon was the starter, but backup RB Laurence Maroney had more carries (17) and yards (86). Maroney played well despite early reports he would be out with a knee injury.
Laurence Maroney's knee OK?
(9/7/2006) Patriots RB Laurence Maroney is not on the team's injury report, suggesting that he will be healthy enough to suit up and play Week 1 vs. the Bills. ESPN had reported earlier this week that Maroney would be out. The Boston Herald reports that Maroney practiced on Wednesday without incident, looking quick and strong despite wearing a brace on his left knee. He also practiced Monday without a non-contact jersey. "I'm doing fine," Maroney said before declining interview requests.
Notables not on injury report
(9/6/2006) WR Eric Parker, RB Brian Westbrook, QB Drew Bledsoe, RB Laurence Maroney, WR Torry Holt, WR Vincent Jackson, TE Itula Mili, RB Justin Green, WR Tab Perry, DT Bertrand Berry, TE Gregg Guenther, WR Isaac Bruce, WR Joe Horn, WR Bernard Berrian, QB Philip Rivers, QB Jason Campbell and WR Roy Williams do not appear on Wednesday's official NFL injury report.
Maroney out for season opener
(9/4/2006) ESPN reports that Patriots rookie RB Laurence Maroney (knee) is out for the Patriots' Week 1 game vs. Buffalo. Maroney hurt the knee in the team's third preseason game, but it is not believed that he will be out for an extended period of time.
Knee sidelines Laurence Maroney
(9/1/2006) The Boston Herald reports that Pats rookie RB Laurence Maroney has a knee injury that kept him from even making the trip to the team's preseason finale. No word has been given what the injury is or how long he'll be out. It's believed Maroney was hurt in the team's third preseason game, leaving early in the first quarter.
Patriots rest Laurence Maroney
(9/1/2006) The Patriots did not play RB Laurence Maroney in the team's preseason finale at the Giants. Maroney's preseason saw him get 106 rush yards on 19 carries (5.6 yard average) with a touchdown, and also a three-yard catch. He did miss a practice earlier in the week for undisclosed reasons.
Maroney absent from practice
(8/28/2006) The Boston Globe reports Laurence Maroney was absent from practice on Monday due to an undisclosed reason.
Maroney impressive in preseason
(8/21/2006) Laurence Maroney leads New England through two preseason games with 15 carries for 94 yards and an impressive 6.3-yard average in limited action.
(8/20/2006) Laurence Maroney had six carries for 28 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Cardinals. He also had a reception for three yards.
Maroney impressive vs. Falcons
(8/12/2006) Laurence Maroney was impressive in Friday's preseason game at Atlanta, posting 66 rushing yards on nine carries.
Maroney will get his reps
(8/2/2006) Patriots RB Corey Dillon says there's room for both him and rookie first-round pick Laurence Maroney in the Patriots' backfield. "There's no competition," Dillon said of what is expected to be a battle for the team's starting running back job. "We're here to help the team win, period. I don't care who's in there, me or him." Even if he isn't the starter, Maroney is expected to ease some of the burden on Dillon, who turns 32 in October. Both runners have looked sharp in training camp. That's good news for an offense that could use some.
Maroney takes first serious hit
(7/30/2006) First-round draft pick Laurence Maroney was clutching the ball when he was pounded by his new Patriots teammate and tumbled to the ground. Welcome to the NFL, rookie. "I was about due for one," Maroney said. "You hear everybody wants to hit the first-rounder." Tedy Bruschi leveled him on the second day of New England's training camp Saturday. "I think everyone's sort of looking at Laurence a little bit closer than they are Corey and the hits that he takes and how he responds to them because he's young and it's his first training camp," Bruschi said. "So far, I have no complaints about the kid. I see him get up and go back to the huddle and he's ready for the next play. That's all I want to see."
Maroney signs on with Pats
(7/28/2006) The Patriots and rookie running back Laurence Maroney agreed to a contract Thursday, a team source and a source close to Maroney told the Boston Globe. Maroney participated in the team's first full practice on Friday.
Belichick likes rookie Maroney
(5/19/2006) The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick phoned University of Minnesota offensive coordinator Mitch Browning to tell him how impressed he was with rookie (and former Golden Gopher) Laurence Maroney. "(Belichick) said it's been a long time since he's had a running back accelerate through the hole like Maroney," Browning said Thursday. "He also said Laurence has fit in well with the other players."
Pats are money with Maroney
(5/1/2006) With the 21st pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, the Patriots took Minnesota RB Laurence Maroney. He should compete for a backup job with the Pats and should see some action as a rookie whether or not Corey Dillon is healthy.
Maroney visits Vikings
(4/12/2006) The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Laurence Maroney has visited with the Vikings. The running back is also scheduled to visit with the Titans, per The Tennessean.
Maroney to visit Titans
(4/11/2006) Draftee RB Laurence Maroney (Univ. of Minnesota) is scheduled to visit with the Titans, according to The Tennessean.