Patriots strike again, sign RB Rex Burkhead

Rex Burkhead
Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

Running back Rex Burkhead is headed to Massachusetts to play with the New England Patriots on a free agency deal.

The Patriots announced the roster move Tuesday.

Originally sixth-round pick out of Nebraska, Burkhead has spent the past four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. A special teams ace who developed into a very capable running back at the NFL level, he will likely add value to New England’s roster in both capacities.

In addition to two straight double-digit special teams tackle seasons, Burkhead rushed for 344 yards with two touchdowns last year, adding another 145 yards on 17 receptions.

He’s exactly the type of Swiss Army knife-type player that should thrive in New England playing for Bill Belichick.

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, and, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.