Patriots Hosting Rex Burkhead On Visit

The Patriots are hosting running back Rex Burkhead on a visit today, Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets. This marks the second known visit for Burkhead after he met with the Falcons over the weekend. Rex Burkhead (vertical)

With LeGarrette Blount and Brandon Bolden in free agent limbo, the Pats are in the market for a running back or two. Right now, the Pats’ RB depth chart is topped by James White and Dion Lewis with 2016 UDFA D.J. Foster in support. Burkhead could be given a chance to compete for the top job in NE if he joins the Pats and Blount is not re-signed.

Last year, after Giovani Bernard went down, Burkhead proved to be a solid and efficient tailback. He averaged 4.6 yards per carry on the year for the Bengals, setting himself up as one of the young running backs on the open market this year.

Burkhead was our No. 7 UFA running back this year, behind Eddie Lacy, Adrian Peterson, LeGarrette Blount, Latavius Murray, Jamaal Charles, Darren McFadden, and Jacquizz Rodgers. He was slotted ahead of notables like Rashad Jennings, Danny Woodhead, and DeAngelo Williams.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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  1. crazysull

    Not at bad option could be used in a power back role but this doesn’t give us a true primary number 1 RB

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  2. crazysull

    He could function as the power back that we need if we are unable to trade Jimmy G and get Dalvin Cook

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  3. spider y banana

    Another guy catching balls to be confused with Amandola and Edelman.

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  4. CheapskateBrown

    Definitely fits the patriots mold!! Go get a ring Rex the bengals never will!!

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