Laurence Maroney was reportedly dealt to Denver on Tuesday afternoon in a deal that included an exchange of draft picks.
The trade probably says more about Correll Buckhalter than Knowshon Moreno.
Buckhalter, who was coming off a neck injury suffered Aug. 1, only averaged 2.5 yards per carry Sunday. Perhaps most significant was his light workload as the game progressed; he only touched the ball twice in the game’s final 38 minutes. Buckhalter had four touches in the first 22 minutes, but the fourth touch was a fumble that squandered a prime scoring chance at the Jacksonville 25-yard-line.
Moreno had a deceptively strong 60-yard day; he averaged 4.0 yards per carry but read his blocks better than last year and showed better vision, decisively taking what was given and avoiding major losses.