Texans' Rex Burkhead: Trending toward Week 5 absence
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Burkhead (hip) didn't practice Wednesday and is expected to miss Sunday's contest against the Patriots, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
Burkhead has been non-existent for the Texans offense this year, as he didn't pick up his first carry of the season until Week 4. Assuming he ends up sitting out this weekend, Burkhead's absence shouldn't dramatically alter Houston's game plan.