The Texans have ruled out Burkhead (hip) for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

He'll miss out on a matchup with one of his former teams after the hip injury kept him from practicing all week. Even while suiting up in each of the Texans' first four games, Burkhead has held a minimal role on offense. He's played just 29 snaps, carrying once for minus-1 yard and catching two passes for 11 yards.

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