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Edelman limited; where does Maroney fit?

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Receiver Julian Edelman was limited in his return to practice Thursday from his foot injury, according to the team's official injury report.

So too was running back Laurence Maroney (thigh).

Otherwise, every player on the roster beside reserve cornerback Terrence Wheatley (foot) and offensive lineman Nick Kaczur (back) had full participation in the workout -- including Tom Brady, who was involved in a car accident Thursday morning, and Randy Moss, who missed Wednesday's practice with an illness.

In the case of Maroney, he might have a problem cracking the 45-man game-day roster given his limited practice repetitions.

The Patriots look ready to turn to 34-year-old Fred Taylor as their top running back, with Sammy Morris as the No. 2 option and lead blocker in short-yardage situations and kickoff returns. Kevin Faulk will also be active as the third-down/passing type back, which leaves open what is likely to be one more running back spot.

The Patriots will probably be looking at special teams contributions with that potential spot on the 45-man roster, and BenJarvus Green-Ellis has more value in that area.