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Pats Put Maroney On IR (1 Viewer)

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Patriots placed RB Laurence Maroney on injured reserve, ending his season.

Oct. 20 - 5:19 pm et

Source: Boston Globe

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Patriots placed RB Laurence Maroney on injured reserve, ending his season.

Source: Boston Globe

 
The Patriots have placed running back Laurence Maroney on season-ending injured reserve, according to an NFL source.

Maroney, now in his third season, missed Sunday's game against the Chargers with a shoulder injury. He also missed the team's Week 3 loss to the Dolphins with a shoulder injury.

Maroney totaled 28 carries for 93 yards this season. A first-round draft choice in 2006, he is signed through the 2010 season.

The Patriots have Sammy Morris, Kevin Faulk, LaMont Jordan, Heath Evans and BenJarvus Green-Ellis on the roster at running back

 
After hearing some of the things Yudkin said last season, I have to think this might be the end of LM as a Patriot.

 
is he a bust?

is NE just not using him the right way?

I thought he was talented coming out of college

 
After hearing some of the things Yudkin said last season, I have to think this might be the end of LM as a Patriot.
... but Yudkin has also said that the Pats will likely NOT release Maroney, simply b/c his contract is not expensive to keep.
 
After hearing some of the things Yudkin said last season, I have to think this might be the end of LM as a Patriot.
... but Yudkin has also said that the Pats will likely NOT release Maroney, simply b/c his contract is not expensive to keep.
It should be interesting to see how this plays out. I think the fact that Maroney can not stay healthy will outweigh his cheap contract in the Pats eyes.ETA: Not to mention the fact that LM isn't really the special back we all thought he could be.
 
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is he a bust?is NE just not using him the right way?I thought he was talented coming out of college
he has been in somewhat of a committee most of his career, maybe he needs to get the lion's share of the carries. Leaning toward bust but not quite there
 
Sounds like Doctor Kevorkian is at it again....it might hurt at first, but it was best for all FF parties involved

 
I shouldn't be surprised, but when I saw this piece of news I thought 'WOW'
Same here. I am a bit surprised.
Those reading Yudkin's info for the past year knew to stay away from Maroney this season. I do disagree with Yudkin about Sammy Morris, however. If Morris can stay healthy, I think he'll make for no worse than a strong RB3 the rest of the season with RB2 upside. I also like Kevin Faulk as a flex play in PPR leagues. But Morris' value has shot through the roof if he can stay healthy and be productive.
 
I'm not surprised by this move, and I think it will be the best for

Maroney to come back at 100% next season, his shoulder was clearly effed up this year.

 
finally those that have waited and waited with that false hope that he could come back at the end of the season and flourish like last year could now drop his sorry ess and smile....

 
I'm not surprised by this move, and I think it will be the best for Maroney to come back at 100% next season, his shoulder was clearly effed up this year.
The shoulder is a recurring thing with him, though, isn't it? Very troubling.I traded Jacobs for Maroney before the season, thinking Maroney continued what he did in the playoffs. :bag:
 
I think he's a capable back. I'd like to see him go somewhere besides NE.
I would not be surprised to see him in another uniform next year. Right now he is not dependable...and when he is on the field his performance is all over the map. While he may flourish somewhere else I'd like to see the Pats go in another direction next season. While I like Morris and Faulk they are best served as high-end role players. The Pats O would be better served bringing in someone who can do what they want their #1 RB to do...run hard between the tackles and get those extra yards. That's not Maroney's game and while Morris can do it he's not a #1 RB who you want to give 15-20 carris on a weekly basis.
 
I think he's a capable back. I'd like to see him go somewhere besides NE.
I would not be surprised to see him in another uniform next year. Right now he is not dependable...and when he is on the field his performance is all over the map. While he may flourish somewhere else I'd like to see the Pats go in another direction next season. While I like Morris and Faulk they are best served as high-end role players. The Pats O would be better served bringing in someone who can do what they want their #1 RB to do...run hard between the tackles and get those extra yards. That's not Maroney's game and while Morris can do it he's not a #1 RB who you want to give 15-20 carris on a weekly basis.
LaMont Jordan?
 
I think he's a capable back. I'd like to see him go somewhere besides NE.
I would not be surprised to see him in another uniform next year. Right now he is not dependable...and when he is on the field his performance is all over the map. While he may flourish somewhere else I'd like to see the Pats go in another direction next season. While I like Morris and Faulk they are best served as high-end role players. The Pats O would be better served bringing in someone who can do what they want their #1 RB to do...run hard between the tackles and get those extra yards. That's not Maroney's game and while Morris can do it he's not a #1 RB who you want to give 15-20 carris on a weekly basis.
LaMont Jordan?
Right now he can't stay on the field with a small workload so I can't say I'm confident about him handling a big workload. He's looked good when he has played but I don't see him being the answer long term.
 
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I think he's a capable back. I'd like to see him go somewhere besides NE.
I would not be surprised to see him in another uniform next year. Right now he is not dependable...and when he is on the field his performance is all over the map. While he may flourish somewhere else I'd like to see the Pats go in another direction next season. While I like Morris and Faulk they are best served as high-end role players. The Pats O would be better served bringing in someone who can do what they want their #1 RB to do...run hard between the tackles and get those extra yards. That's not Maroney's game and while Morris can do it he's not a #1 RB who you want to give 15-20 carris on a weekly basis.
LaMont Jordan?
Right now he can't stay on the field with a small workload so I can't say I'm confident about him handling a big workload. He's looked good when he has played but I don't see him being the answer long term.
If Jordan could manage to stay healthy himself, the door would be pretty open for him to get some meaningful carries, if not start. It's not like Morris is setting the world on fire, although we'll see how he does versus a porous defense tonight.Jordan may still may be a guy to stash for down the stretch.
 
I think he's a capable back. I'd like to see him go somewhere besides NE.
I would not be surprised to see him in another uniform next year. Right now he is not dependable...and when he is on the field his performance is all over the map. While he may flourish somewhere else I'd like to see the Pats go in another direction next season. While I like Morris and Faulk they are best served as high-end role players. The Pats O would be better served bringing in someone who can do what they want their #1 RB to do...run hard between the tackles and get those extra yards. That's not Maroney's game and while Morris can do it he's not a #1 RB who you want to give 15-20 carris on a weekly basis.
I think Kevin Jones would be a good fit as a cheap UFA option.
 
From RotoWorld:Patriots placed RB Laurence Maroney on injured reserve, ending his season.Source: Boston Globe
ROFL... I stayed away from this guy in every league, and was pretty public about my dislike for him prior to the season. Then I went and got him in USL Leg 2 via auto-draft. Of course that was the kiss of death.I own the following RBs across a few different leagues... so you may want to trade any of the healthy ones away while you can:Addai (out 2-4)F. Jones (out 2-4)Bush (out 4-6)Maroney (out for season)Chris Johnson (not dead yet)Michael Turner (not dead yet)MJD (not dead yet)Oh... I also drafted Tony Romo, John Kinta, Ben Obomanu, Jerry Porter, Sidney Rice, and Bernard Berrian in a couple leagues
 
I think he's a capable back. I'd like to see him go somewhere besides NE.
I would not be surprised to see him in another uniform next year. Right now he is not dependable...and when he is on the field his performance is all over the map. While he may flourish somewhere else I'd like to see the Pats go in another direction next season. While I like Morris and Faulk they are best served as high-end role players. The Pats O would be better served bringing in someone who can do what they want their #1 RB to do...run hard between the tackles and get those extra yards. That's not Maroney's game and while Morris can do it he's not a #1 RB who you want to give 15-20 carris on a weekly basis.
I think Kevin Jones would be a good fit as a cheap UFA option.
Isn't he in CHI? Think he'll leave after the season?
 
I think he's a capable back. I'd like to see him go somewhere besides NE.
I would not be surprised to see him in another uniform next year. Right now he is not dependable...and when he is on the field his performance is all over the map. While he may flourish somewhere else I'd like to see the Pats go in another direction next season. While I like Morris and Faulk they are best served as high-end role players. The Pats O would be better served bringing in someone who can do what they want their #1 RB to do...run hard between the tackles and get those extra yards. That's not Maroney's game and while Morris can do it he's not a #1 RB who you want to give 15-20 carris on a weekly basis.
I think Kevin Jones would be a good fit as a cheap UFA option.
Isn't he in CHI? Think he'll leave after the season?
One year deal in Chicago, he'll probably be headed elsewhere next season.
 
I think he's a capable back. I'd like to see him go somewhere besides NE.
I would not be surprised to see him in another uniform next year. Right now he is not dependable...and when he is on the field his performance is all over the map. While he may flourish somewhere else I'd like to see the Pats go in another direction next season. While I like Morris and Faulk they are best served as high-end role players. The Pats O would be better served bringing in someone who can do what they want their #1 RB to do...run hard between the tackles and get those extra yards. That's not Maroney's game and while Morris can do it he's not a #1 RB who you want to give 15-20 carris on a weekly basis.
I think Kevin Jones would be a good fit as a cheap UFA option.
Isn't he in CHI? Think he'll leave after the season?
As noted, Jones will be an UFA after the season (signed a 1-year deal IIRC), and with the Bears clearly committing to Forte as their guy, one has to think that Jones will be looking for a better gig. Whether he gets an opportunity to at least compete for a starting gig - from NE or any other team - obviously remains to be seen.
 
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From RotoWorld:Patriots placed RB Laurence Maroney on injured reserve, ending his season.Source: Boston Globe
ROFL... I stayed away from this guy in every league, and was pretty public about my dislike for him prior to the season. Then I went and got him in USL Leg 2 via auto-draft. Of course that was the kiss of death.I own the following RBs across a few different leagues... so you may want to trade any of the healthy ones away while you can:Addai (out 2-4)F. Jones (out 2-4)Bush (out 4-6)Maroney (out for season)Chris Johnson (not dead yet)Michael Turner (not dead yet)MJD (not dead yet)Oh... I also drafted Tony Romo, John Kinta, Ben Obomanu, Jerry Porter, Sidney Rice, and Bernard Berrian in a couple leagues
My season has been the reverse. I was a Maroney owner but traded Calvin Johnson and Mendenhall to upgrade to Steven Jackson. Mendenhall went on IR the next week and now so has Maroney.
 
Seems like a long time ago that Maroney was seen as a better NFL prospect than Barber coming out of Minnesota.

 
I think he's a capable back. I'd like to see him go somewhere besides NE.
I would not be surprised to see him in another uniform next year. Right now he is not dependable...and when he is on the field his performance is all over the map. While he may flourish somewhere else I'd like to see the Pats go in another direction next season. While I like Morris and Faulk they are best served as high-end role players. The Pats O would be better served bringing in someone who can do what they want their #1 RB to do...run hard between the tackles and get those extra yards. That's not Maroney's game and while Morris can do it he's not a #1 RB who you want to give 15-20 carris on a weekly basis.
I think Kevin Jones would be a good fit as a cheap UFA option.
Isn't he in CHI? Think he'll leave after the season?
Ask Borbely. I think they are related or something.
 
anyone keeping him in a keeper league?

he likely wont be a full timer even if healthy, so who's actually holding onto him?

 
From RotoWorld:Patriots placed RB Laurence Maroney on injured reserve, ending his season.Source: Boston Globe
no offense, but this post, and the post thereafter were pointless. may as well cut/paste the excerpt from the Chicago Tribune on their repetition.... the Op already covered the IR on Maroney. this wasn't "more perspective"... IR is IR.
 

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