Rex Burkhead visits the Falcons

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The running back market hasn’t heated up in free agency, but at least one back has made a visit.

Former Bengals running back Rex Burkhead was in Atlanta for a visit with the Falcons, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

If Burkhead were to sign with the Falcons, he’d join a crowded backfield that already has Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Burkhead might take over some of the responsibilities of the departed fullback Patrick DiMarco, although Burkhead is more of a runner and less of a blocker than DiMarco.

Last year Burkhead had 74 carries for 344 yards and two touchdowns, plus 17 catches for 145 yards.

6 responses to “Rex Burkhead visits the Falcons

  1. He’d be a great Patriot… he can do a lot of things and has a lot of tread on his tires.

    Atlanta doesn’t need anything! Well except a game management coach and an assistant clock watcher.

  2. Better than Hill,

    …….he’s better than Jeremy Hill, although admittedly, that isn’t saying much.

    Agree, he’d be perfect on the Patriots; Burkhead does everything a versatile back needs to do well.

    Be surprised if he doesn’t fly up to Foxborough at some point for a visit.

  3. Worst offseason ever for a Bengals fan. Whitworth, Zeitler, Bulkhead (Who should be the starter), and Peko gone.
    Hopefully Mike can actually stand up and hold a press conference and honestly tell us all, he’s given up. Great players, who are also model citizens, and great people aren’t wanted here anymore. We’re going back to the 90’s where if they were obvious criminals and The Bengals could get a bargain “Come on Down”
    I’m Done.

  4. ralfaz1127 says:
    Mar 12, 2017 1:46 PM
    Worst offseason ever for a Bengals fan. Whitworth, Zeitler, Bulkhead (Who should be the starter), and Peko gone.
    Hopefully Mike can actually stand up and hold a press conference and honestly tell us all, he’s given up. Great players, who are also model citizens, and great people aren’t wanted here anymore. We’re going back to the 90’s where if they were obvious criminals and The Bengals could get a bargain “Come on Down”
    I’m Done.
    _________________________________________
    Exactly…they keep a career criminal like Pacman Jones when they could save almost $7 mil by cutting him and let a locker room and community leader like Whit leave via FA. They are going to let Ced protect Andy’s blindside when he was by far one of the worst OT in the NFL.

    Burkhead clearly showed he was able to play at a high level when given the opportunity but with this patchwork offensive line I don’t blame him for looking elsewhere.

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