FOXBORO MA - AUGUST 02: Laurence Maroney #39 of the New England Patriots walks on the field during training camp on August 2 2010 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Patriots Trade RB Laurence Maroney To Broncos

The Patriots reportedly traded running back Laurence Maroney to the Broncos.

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Patriots, Broncos Swap Draft Picks In Laurence Maroney Trade

The Patriots and Broncos did business on Tuesday afternoon as New England sent running back Laurence Maroney to Denver.

ESPN's Adam Schefter has the details of the trade.

The Patriots will get the Broncos 2011 fourth round pick while the Broncos will get the Patriots 2011 sixth round pick.

SB Nation's Mile High Report approved of the move assuming it was for a low draft pick.

Check out Mile High Report to see what Broncos fans are saying about the Laurence Maroney trade.

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Laurence Maroney Trade: Broncos Fans Like The Move

We mentioned that the Denver Broncos had some injury issues at running back so trading for running back Laurence Maroney made sense.

We don't know the compensation involved in the trade but, assuming it's for a low draft pick, SB Nation's Mile High Report likes the move.

I really like this move for the Broncos. They are weak at RB after Knowshon Moreno. Correll Buckhalter is a veteran, but has clearly lost a step and is nowhere near as effective as he was last year. He's also very injury prone. Lance Ball and Andre Brown are both young players with little or no NFL action at all.

The trade makes even more sense once you take into account the Patriots connection. Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels previously worked under Patriots head coach Bil Belichick.

Check out Mile High Report to see what they're saying about the Laurence Maroney trade.

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Patriots Reportedly Trade RB Laurence Maroney To Broncos

The New England Patriots have traded running back Laurence Maroney to the Denver Broncos, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Details of the compensation aren't yet known.

The Broncos have had a rash of injuries at running back during training camp and the lead up to the season. Starter Knowshon Moreno missed time in the preseason with a hamstring injury but looked healthy rushing for 60 yards on 15 carries in the Broncos season opening loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Maroney has played his entire career in New England after they drafted him with the 21st overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft.

Check out Mile High Report and Pats Pulpit for more on the trade.

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