Posted: 7/07/2020 10:26 pm UTC
Updating a previous story, New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead will 'almost certainly play the final year of his three-year contract' after agreeing to restructure his deal and create just shy of $1 million in cap space Tuesday, July 7, according to Sean T. McGuire of NESN.com.
Posted: 7/07/2020 2:37 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead restructured his contract Tuesday, July 7. He received a $550,000 signing bonus and lowered his base salary from $2.5 million to $1.05 million. He can earn $400,000 in roster bonuses, which was reduced from $500,000. The move created $981,250 in salary cap space.
Posted: 6/24/2020 2:22 am UTC
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead picked up at least 15 yards on screens plays five times in 2019 - the fourth-highest total by any NFL running back last season.
Posted: 4/05/2020 8:38 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel averaged 19 carries for 73 yards and scored four touchdowns in three games with Rex Burkhead injured last season. In those same contests, Michel compiled six of his 12 catches for the year. In the 13 games Burkhead was active, Michel averaged 14.6 carries for 53 yards and scored only three times.
Posted: 12/22/2019 12:41 am UTC
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead rushed five times for 20 yards and a score and caught all four of his targets for a team-high 77 receiving yards Saturday, Dec. 21, against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Burkhead has now scored touchdowns in back-to-back weeks. It was his most impressive fantasy performance of the season, though RB Sony Michel led the team in carries and rushing yards. Burkhead remains boom or bust in the often unpredictable Patriots backfield.
Posted: 12/15/2019 10:23 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead rushed six times for 53 yards with a touchdown in Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals, his former team. He also added two grabs for six yards on his two targets.
Huddle Up: Burkhead scored for the first time since Sept. 22, so if you started him in fantasy this week, congrats. He'll look to keep up the scoring ways in Week 16 against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday.
Posted: 11/03/2019 11:56 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) is officially active for the team's Week 9 game.
Huddle Up: Burkhead would have had a bigger role if James White was not playing this week, but White is active for the game. Burkhead may receive a few touches but can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/01/2019 9:38 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 1, and is listed as questionable for Week 9.
Huddle Up: Burkhead should have a decent chance to play this week and could have a bigger role depending on James White's status. He should be avoided in all leagues if White plays but can be a flex option if White is ruled out.
Posted: 10/31/2019 11:19 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 31.
Huddle Up: Burkhead received only four touches last week and finished with 13 yards. He likely will not see much work with Sony Michel and James White healthy and can be avoided in all leagues.
Posted: 10/27/2019 7:06 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) is officially active for the team's Week 8 game.
Huddle Up: Burkhead will be part of a crowded backfield with Sony Michel and James White both healthy. He probably will see a handful of touches during the game but can be avoided in most leagues.