The Denver Broncos announced today that they are parting ways with running back Laurence Maroney. Maroney played in just four games for the Broncos this season, and had 36 carries for 74 yards. Prior to becoming a Bronco, Maroney played for New England for four seasons.
Maroney was arrested in January on drug and weapons charges in St. Louis, MO. Even without the legal issue, the Broncos were most likely going to cut ties with the back. He battled injuries and his production was less than stellar in 2010.
It appears that the Broncos will look for a one-two punch at running back. It’s clear that Knowshon Moreno can’t carry the entire load, and with John Fox’s experience with DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart in Carolina, another “primary” back could be on the way to Dove Valley once this god awful labor dispute is over. That back could even be DeAngelo Williams since he’s on the free agent market.
Just yesterday, Daniel Graham was released and now Maroney is shown the way out. The Broncos are freeing up money and cleaning house with the hope that the NFL will be back in business soon.
Fingers are crossed.
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