The Patriots lost RB Fred Taylor to an injured ankle earlier in the season. Now Sammy Morris suffered a leg injury that has forced him to the sidelines against the Titans.
These ailments will open the door for Laurence Maroney, who is the top option in what’s become an injury-riddled backfield. Maroney has already made a major impact this afternoon, posting a 45-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
If Morris’ injury is serious, Maroney will be a very popular name on the waiver wire next week.