Rex Burkhead

#28 RB / Houston Texans / EXP: 9YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 215 lb Age: 31 College: Nebraska Bye 10

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Player Outlook

Rex Burkhead signed with the Texans this offseason, and he will compete for a role as a reserve running back -- if he's healthy. Burkhead had ACL surgery in December, so keep an eye on his health in training camp. Houston has a crowded backfield with David Johnson, Mark Ingram and Philip Lindsay, but Burkhead could prove to be valuable for the Texans because of his ability to play on special teams. It's doubtful Fantasy managers will draft Burkhead in any leagues, even if he's healthy. Burkhead had spent the past four seasons with the Patriots.

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  • Burkhead (knee) is signing with the Texans, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. Financial terms of the deal have yet to be announced, but Burkhead will join a crowded Texans backfield that includes David Johnson, Mark Ingram and Philip Lindsay. It's not clear exactly where Burkhead shakes out in the rotation, but he likely will get some work in passing situations. The nine-year veteran is coming off ACL surgery Dec. 1 and it's unclear if he will be back up to full speed when training camp rolls around.

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  • Burkhead relays that he's progressing well in his recovery from the knee surgery he underwent Dec. 1, NESN's Zack Cox reports. The free agent running back posted an Instagram video Thursday that showed him moving well during a rehab session. It's unclear when he'll be back to 100 percent, but given his visible progress, it's possible that he'll be at or close to that level by training camp. Whether Burkhead returns to New England or not remains to be seen, but he's proven to be a good fit for the team's offense in the past and a one-year, prove-it deal to reprise his versatile role could end up being a solid outcome for the 30-year-old, who could then ease his way back into the mix in a backfield that will also include Damien Harris, Sony Michel, James White J.J. Taylor and Brandon Bolden.

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  • Jeff Howe of The Athletic suggests that Burkhead (knee) could be back with the Patriots next season. The versatile running back, who's slated to become an unrestricted free agent, was having a solid season with the team prior to suffering a torn ACL in November. Given that context, there's no guarantee that Burkhead will be ready for the start of the 2021 campaign, so Howe believes that it could "make sense for both sides" to see the 30-year-old -- who spent the last four seasons with New England -- re-sign, then "open the season on the physically unable to perform list and see if he can contribute later."

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  • Burkhead announced that he underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ACL in his right knee, Michael Giardi of NFL Network reports. Given that Burkhead -- an impending free agent -- suffered the knee injury Nov. 22, he likely won't be ready to go for OTAs next spring, and his availability for the start of NFL training camps could also be affected. The 30-year-old running back concluded his fourth season in New England with 466 total yards and six touchdowns across 10 games.

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  • Burkhead (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. This was simply a transactional designation as Burkhead already ruled himself out for the rest of the season after tearing his ACL. The veteran back will aim to be healthy in time for 2021 training camp.

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Completed Games

WK OPP RUATT RUYD RUTD RECPT REYD RETD FPTS
1 MIA 7 32 0 0 0 0 3
2 @SEA 6 2 0 4 47 0 4
3 LV 6 49 2 7 49 1 26
4 @KC 11 45 0 1 5 0 4
5 BYE - - - - - - -
6 DEN 5 14 0 0 0 0 1
7 SF 4 12 0 3 35 0 4
8 @BUF 6 26 0 1 5 0 2
9 @NYJ 12 56 1 3 11 0 12
10 BAL 6 31 0 4 35 2 18
11 @HOU 4 7 0 2 5 0 0
*12 ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*13 @LAC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*14 @LAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*15 @MIA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*16 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*17 NYJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
1 09/12 Jacksonville Jaguars 30 23.38
2 09/19 @Cleveland Browns 9 15.44
3 09/23 Carolina Panthers 18 17.88
4 10/03 @Buffalo Bills 19 17.89
5 10/10 New England Patriots 21 18.88
6 10/17 @Indianapolis Colts 8 15.06
7 10/24 @Arizona Cardinals 17 17.50
8 10/31 Los Angeles Rams 5 14.56
9 11/07 @Miami Dolphins 13 16.38
10 BYE - - -
11 11/21 @Tennessee Titans 23 19.06
12 11/28 New York Jets 20 18.00
13 12/05 Indianapolis Colts 8 15.06
14 12/12 Seattle Seahawks 15 17.35
15 12/19 @Jacksonville Jaguars 30 23.38
16 12/26 Los Angeles Chargers 14 16.75
17 01/02 @San Francisco 49ers 7 14.75
18 01/09 Tennessee Titans 23 19.06

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Career Stats

Season RuAtt RuYd RuTD Recpt ReYd ReTD FPTS
2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 67 274 3 25 192 3 82
2019 65 302 3 27 279 0 73
2018 57 186 0 14 131 1 35
2017 64 264 5 30 254 3 99
2016 74 344 2 17 145 0 58
2015 4 4 0 10 94 1 13
2014 9 27 1 7 49 0 12
2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Year Avg 63 254 2 22 201 1 61
Career 340 1401 14 130 1144 8

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