Source: Maroney traded to Denver

The New England Patriots traded running back Laurence Maroney to the Denver Broncos on Tuesday, team sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The Patriots will receive the Broncos 2011 fourth-round pick, while the Broncos also get a 2011 sixth-round pick from the Patriots, Schefter reports.

Maroney was inactive for Sunday’s game with a thigh injury and saw limited action in the preseason. By all indications, he had fallen behind Fred Taylor and Sammy Morris on the team’s depth chart at running back.