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Patriots Hosting RB Rex Burkhead For Visit

Field Yates of ESPN is reporting that the Patriots are bringing in free agent RB Rex Burkhead for a visit on Monday.

Burkhead has already met with the Falcons since the free agent market opened last week, but left Atlanta without a deal.

The running back market is still taking shape, as Danny Woodhead is the only one who has signed a contract up to this point. Teams appear to be reluctant to move quickly on veteran running backs when there is such a deep class of rookies coming into the league.

Burkhead, 26, is a former sixth-round pick of the Bengals back in 2013. He played out his four-year, $2,262,200 contract with the Bengals and is now one of the more intriguing running backs in this year’s free agent class.

In 2016, Burkhead appeared in all 16 games for the Bengals and rushed for 344 yards on 74 carries (4.6 YPC) to go9

We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.