Training-camp is rapidly approaching and deals will be struck with increasing frequency as it gets closer, but it appears as though Patriots first-round draft pick Laurence Maroney is on the hunt for a new agent. Mike Reiss offers an explaination in his *Boston Globe *article, saying "Maroney ... has left the Lock, Metz & Malinovic Sports firm he originally hired to represent him, according to NFL Players Association records. As of late yesterday, Maroney had yet to file paperwork with the NFLPA that indicated who would be representing him."
Len Pasquarelli of *ESPN.com* reports that fourth-round pickup Garret Mills from Tulsa has signed a deal with the Patriots.
Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe offers a position breakdown on Patriots running backs in his daily blog.