Burkhead is part of a crowded Patriots' backfield that now includes third-round draft pick Damien Harris, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.
Meanwhile, lead back Sony Michel returns for his second season as a pro and James White remains locked in as the team's change-of-pace back. Prior to the the draft, Burkhead profiled as a versatile complementary piece behind both Michel and White, but the addition of Harris muddles Burkhead's path to carries. With Brandon Bolden back in the mix as a depth back/core special-teamer, the team's backfield now goes five deep and typically Bill Belichick prefers to keep four running backs on the team's active roster. Of course, the numbers game could easily work itself out in advance of Week 1, if/when injuries hit, but for now, it's tough to project any sort of reliable workload for Burkhead this coming season. May 22 4:51 pm (EST)
- Burkhead rushed seven times for 43 yards and brought in both of his targets for 15 yards in the Patriots' 13-3 win over the Rams in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday.
- Burkhead carried 12 times for 41 yards and two TDs and hauled in all four of his targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 37-31 AFC Championship Game win over the Chiefs.
- Burkhead carried five times for 14 yards and added an 18-yard TD reception in Sunday's 38-3 win over the Jets. All Rex Burkhead News
2019 PRESEASON PROJECTIONS
2019 PRESEASON RANKINGS
2018 SEASON STATS
|LAST 3 WEEKS||22||78||0||10||8||76||1|
|Dec 30||W 38 - 3||NYJ||5||14||0||1||18||1|
|Dec 23||W 24 - 12||BUF||13||39||0||4||40||0|
|Dec 16||L 17 - 10||@ PIT||4||25||0||3||18||0|
|Dec 09||L 34 - 33||@ MIA||4||2||0||1||3||0|
|Dec 02||W 24 - 10||MIN||7||20||0||2||21||0|
|Nov 25||W 27 - 13||@ NYJ||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Nov 11||L 34 - 10||@ TEN||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Nov 04||W 31 - 17||GB||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oct 29||W 25 - 6||@ BUF||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oct 21||W 38 - 31||@ CHI||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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