Maroney, out three weeks with groin injury, returns

Updated: October 21, 2007, 1:11 PM ET news services

Laurence Maroney


Running Back
New England Patriots


2007 Season Stats
Rush Yds TD Rec Yds TD
54 252 0 0 0 0
MIAMI -- Laurence Maroney is returning to the Patriots backfield after missing three weeks with a groin injury.

Backup Sammy Morris filled in with a pair of 100-yard games before hurting his chest in last Sunday's win over the Cowboys. Morris is expected to miss this week's game in Miami.

Maroney has rushed for 252 yards this season, averaging 4.7 yards per carry.

Information from ESPN's Sal Paolantonio and The Associated Press was used in this report.