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Does Maroney Have What It Takes?

Laurence Maroney  (AP Photo/David Duprey)

Patriots second year running back is expected to carry the load. What if he can't? Do the Patriots have options?

Even though the Patriots are deep at running back, there's no doubt who the primary ball carrier will be this year. That job belongs to second-year back Laurence Maroney. As a rookie, he finished second on the team with 745 yards rushing, while splitting time with veteran Corey Dillon. Maroney probably would have ended up being the team's leading rusher in 2006 if not for a rib injury that cost...

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