Laurence Maroney traded to Denver Broncos

In case you were interested, Adam Schefter is reporting that the Patriots have traded running back Laurence Maroney, their former 1st round draft pick, to the Denver Broncos. In the trade, the Bronco’s give the Patriots their fourth-round pick and New England sends their sixth-round pick for next year to Denver.

In terms of fantasy football, I’m not sure this does a whole lot to boost the stock of Maroney, as the Broncos already have depth at running back. However, it does slightly increase the chances that Fred Taylor may indeed be the primary tailback for the Patriots for this season…making him a decent bye week or injury fill-in.