Rex Burkhead

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Ryan Hannable
May 07, 2019 - 2:59 pm
FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick has always said the biggest jump players make is from Year 1 to Year 2, and one of the players who is in a position to take that leap is running back Sony Michel. Michel finished last season totaling 1,267 rushing yards with 12 touchdowns, including six in the playoffs...
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Ryan Hannable
May 07, 2019 - 12:11 pm
FOXBORO -- In his two years with the Patriots, Rex Burkhead has struggled to stay on the field, playing in 18 of a possible 32 regular-season games. Speaking Tuesday at Gillette Stadium following a voluntary offseason workout session, the running back acknowledged he's changed his offseason routine...
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Former Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon
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Nick Friar
April 22, 2019 - 9:13 am
Back on April 10 , the Patriots reportedly hosted former Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon at Foxboro. Fast forward to Monday and ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting the running back is set to play in the AFC East for the 2019 season. Only it won’t be for the Patriots. Instead, Yeldon...
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New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead
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Ryan Hannable
January 21, 2019 - 8:58 am
KANSAS CITY -- Rex Burkhead was one of the heroes in Sunday's 37-31 overtime win over the Chiefs thanks to his game-winning touchdown on the first drive of overtime. But, before the run, Burkhead was most remembered in the game for being stopped on fourth-and-1 early in the fourth quarter when the...
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Ryan Hannable
December 24, 2018 - 4:37 pm
FOXBORO — What we saw Sunday against the Bills may be what we’ll see for the rest of the season when it comes to the Patriots offense. With a seemingly banged up Tom Brady, the Patriots relied more on the run than we’ve seen in almost six years. The Patriots ran the ball 47 times, which is tied for...
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Ryan Hannable
December 18, 2018 - 10:45 pm
Losing three of the last five games and averaging 20.8 points in those games, seven points below the season average, it’s clear the Patriots offense needs a jumpstart with the playoffs on the horizon. Normally, this would be looking to a star receiver or feature back, but in the case of the 2018...
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Ryan Hannable
December 14, 2018 - 3:15 pm
FOXBORO -- It is always hard to put a player on injured reserve, but according to Bill Belichick, that may have been the best thing for Rex Burkhead. Burkhead was placed on injured reserve after Week 3 when he sustained a neck injury against the Lions, and that forced him to miss up until mid-...
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Ryan Hannable
November 29, 2018 - 5:55 pm
FOXBORO -- It's been a long time since Rex Burkhead has played in a game -- almost three months in fact -- but he will return Sunday against the Vikings after being activated off injured reserve earlier in the week. "Feels great. I'm looking forward to be being back there on the field on Sunday,...
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Ryan Hannable
November 28, 2018 - 12:31 pm
FOXBORO -- Patriots running back Rex Burkhead was placed on injured reserve after Week 3, but it seems like there was always a plan in place to bring him back. Burkhead suffered a neck injury against the Lions and then was placed on IR a few days later. He returned to practice Nov. 5 and was...
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Ryan Hannable
November 26, 2018 - 5:22 pm
The Patriots got Rob Gronkowski back against the Jets on Sunday and now will get another key offensive player back this coming Sunday against the Vikings -- running back Rex Burkhead. New England activated Burkhead off injured reserve and released offensive lineman Matt Tobin as the corresponding...
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