Morris, not Maroney, will start preseason game for Pats

The Patriots are planning to start veteran Sammy Morris at running back -- not Laurence Maroney as was expected -- "The Sports Hub" 98.5 reported on its pregame show tonight.

In terms of Maroney's place on the depth chart, this could be viewed as a bad sign for him, as he didn't play last week and was on the field for 12 snaps in the preseason opener.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis started in the opener and Fred Taylor got the bulk of the early work last week.

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