Patriots Fear RB Rex Burkhead Has Torn ACL


Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports that the Patriots fear RB Rex Burkhead suffered a torn ACL during Sunday’s win over the Texans. 

Rex Burkhead

Burkhead will undergo an MRI on Monday to confirm the severity of the injury, but it sounds like he’s likely out for the season. 

Burkhead, 30, 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 signed on with the Patriots to a one-year deal in 2017.

The Patriots brought Burkhead back on a three-year, $9.75 million contract in 2018. He’s in the final year of his contract and will be an unrestricted free agent in 2021. 

In 2020, Burkhead has appeared in 10 games for the Patriots and rushed for 274 yards on 67 carries to go along with 25 receptions for 192 yards receiving and six total touchdowns.

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