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Rex Burkhead RB - NE

Experience: 5 YRS  
Height: 5'10"  
Weight: 214 
Bye: 11

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Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (concussion) is active for today’s game against the Jaguars. He remains the best bet to lead New England backs in touches after handling 19 of them in the opener.

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Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (concussion) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Jaguars. He was limited in practice Thursday and Friday. We’ll look for updates on Burkhead Sunday morning. Pats-Jags doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET.

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Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (concussion) got in a limited practice on Thursday. He's making progress through the protocol but still has multiple stages to clear. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

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Patriots RB Rex Burkhead missed practice Wednesday with a concussion. It's the 1st we've heard of the injury, so Burkhead must have developed symptoms since Sunday's game. He'll obviously need to pass through the league protocol before returning to action. We'll see about Burkhead's availability Sunday at Jacksonville. RB Sony Michel (knee) put in a limited practice Wednesday and could be a potential replacement if Burkhead's not ready.

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ESPN's Mike Reiss expects Patriots RB Rex Burkhead to be "eased into the mix" as he works back from his knee injury. Burkhead has been practicing for a few weeks now, so the report is a bit surprising. New England is also thin at RB, with Sony Michel (knee) iffy for the opener. James White is a pass-catching back, and Jeremy Hill is the only other RB on the roster. We're curious to see exactly what the Patriots offense will look like considering they're also razor thin at WR. Expect White, WR Chris Hogan and TE Rob Gronkowski to be super busy against Houston on Sunday. Burkhead is shaping up as a risk/reward RB2.

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Injury Predictor

Burkhead topped his previous high for touches by just 3 in his 1st Patriots season, but he did so in 6 fewer games than he played the year before. A rib injury cost him 4 weeks in the middle of 2017, and then a knee sprain claimed the final 2 regular-season games plus New England's 1st playoff contest. Burkhead had otherwise enjoyed a clean record -- on very limited touches -- since an August 2014 MCL sprain. He re-signed with the Patriots this offseason and will fight for touches in a perennially crowded backfield. Sony Michel figures to challenge the red-zone role that accounted for all 8 of Burkhead's TDs in 2017.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
2.25 5.2% 57.5%
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Date Injury Analysis
Aug 8, 2018 Knee Tear Burkhead missed time in training camp with what was reported as a "slight tear" in his knee.
Dec 17, 2017 Knee Patella Sprain Burkhead didn't return until the AFC Championship game.
Sep 17, 2017 Chest Rib Sprain/Pull Unspecified Burkhead missed 4 games.
Aug 16, 2014 Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2 Burkhead suffered the injury in Week 2 of the preseason. He made his regular season debut in Week 6.

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