Source: Mike Reiss, Boston Globe In San Diego, running back LaDainian Tomlinson will not play a snap in the preseason, a decision designed to protect one of the Chargers' most valuable assets. Might the Patriots take the same approach with Laurence Maroney? If they do, Maroney doesn't believe it will affect him come the regular season. "I can definitely say I'd be ready to go if I didn't play in the preseason," he said. The thought sheds light on one of the more important subplots through the first 21 practices of Patriots training camp: the management of Maroney's health.