Burkhead (hip) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Burkhead was a regular on Houston injury reports throughout October due to the hip issue, but he only missed one game -- a Week 5 loss to New England -- because of it. In the aftermath of the Oct. 27 trade that sent lead back Mark Ingram to New Orleans, Burkhead stepped into his largest role of the season in the Texans' 38-22 loss to the Rams in Week 8, playing 28 of 58 offensive snaps (48 percent) while taking four carries for 21 yards and a touchdown and hauling in three of four targets for 27 yards. The hip injury shouldn't stop Burkhead from playing this Sunday in Miami, but he won't be a lock to pace the Houston backfield in snaps and touches like he did in Week 8 if Houston is able to stay more competitive against the 1-7 Dolphins. Burkhead didn't pick up a carry or record a reception until the fourth quarter of last week's contest, when the Texans entered the final 15 minutes facing a 38-point deficit.