Patriots RB Laurence Maroney has significant shoulder damage according to the Boston Herald.
Let's be clear, I'm not happy about this injury. I want the Patriots to suck out of fear or ineptitude or late night feeding induced fatigue. I don't wish injuries on anyone. I only even point this out to rub it in the face of Peter King who less than one week ago said that Maroney appeared ready for a 300 carry season, despite no reasonable reason to say that.
Sorry, Pete. Not looking good. Sure hope Sammy Morris can carry the slack.
In other news the compensatory draft picks were announced today. Don't know what those are? Look it up! Or just read the article below. The short of it is the Colts get three pretty sweet picks. Here's text from Colts.com:
The Colts, who last off-season lost four unrestricted free agents and signed one, were awarded third-, fourth- and fifth-round selections, the NFL announced Monday at the 2007 League Meetings.
“It’s the best we could have expected, so that’s a positive,” Colts President Bill Polian said shortly after learning of the additional selections.
“We’re happy with it. That’s a plus.”