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Rex Burkhead visiting the Patriots today

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Maybe after spending the weekend adding a talented offensive player such as Brandin Cooks, the Patriots felt the need to restore their grit ratio.

According to Field Yates of ESPN, Bengals running back Rex Burkhead is visiting the Patriots today.

Burkhead seems like their type, sure. Because he’s versatile, of course, showing ability as a pass-catcher and someone who can work out of the slot along with his running skills (he had 27 carries for 119 yards in the Bengals finale).

He got a look from the Falcons as well, though it’s hard to imagine what they’d do with him in a stocked backfield. But because New England likes backs who can do a number of different things, he could be a perfect fit there.

Why, what did you think we meant?

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36 Responses to “Rex Burkhead visiting the Patriots today”
  1. buffalosunshine says: Mar 13, 2017 10:17 AM

    he is white dude who must not be as talented and just made it because of how hard he works and wants it. Unlike a guy like Cooks who clearly came out of the womb running fast, catching passes and running perfect routes with minimal work because.. well you know.. he is black and all.. that is what I think you meant

  2. jm91rs says: Mar 13, 2017 10:17 AM

    I’ll say it since you won’t. This guy is made for the Patriots. I’m sure they don’t care about his skin color, but a white guy that can play a bunch of different spots on the field is exactly what they have won rings with.

  3. tralfaz1127 says: Mar 13, 2017 10:21 AM

    Rex should be the starter in Cincy. Gio Bernard is an excellent change of pace back, and Jeremy Hill was a one year wonder who became a bust after he fumbled away the first playoff win since 1990.
    Bengals are regressing to their old ways and letting guys with great character who are also playing at a high level (Rex had better stats across the board than all Bengal RB’s and most NFL RB’s last part of the season), and taking a look at discount bin troubled past players (Mixon). Whitworth, Zeitler, & Peko all great character guys and Whit and Z were at the top of their position ratings in the NFL.
    Rex won’t get out of NE. Good luck to him, great RB and great guy, Bengals will miss him.

  4. haydenpryor says: Mar 13, 2017 10:22 AM

    About to be the white leveon Bell

  5. footballisnotthatimportant says: Mar 13, 2017 10:23 AM

    Yet the Bengals have insisted on trying to make a star out of a big, one-dimensional back with no vision.

    It’s quite possible they insisted on starting the 3rd best RB on their roster for the past 3 or so seasons.

    This cat will flourish in New England.

  6. steelerdeathstar says: Mar 13, 2017 10:27 AM

    Burkhead is a good, tough, versatile back that I would have really liked to see the Steelers sign. But of course he’ll wind up with New England.

  7. rutchaser says: Mar 13, 2017 10:29 AM

    Nothing wrong with saying they love white guys. Smart, tough, follows the rules, etc.

  8. laukkanen5 says: Mar 13, 2017 10:30 AM

    Rex is awesome..was so underrated at Nebraska and with the criminals…

  9. geobh says: Mar 13, 2017 10:31 AM

    where is the money going from the 3 players they already let go. seems like they could sign somebody with that money.

  10. @Cereal_5 says: Mar 13, 2017 10:35 AM

    He’s white

  11. tigerlilac says: Mar 13, 2017 10:40 AM

    If Bill is looking at him he must have excellent special teams attributes.

    Bill really looks at special teams as being a difference maker.

  12. tylawspick6 says: Mar 13, 2017 10:43 AM

    Smells more like a tire kicking interview to me.

  13. everyoneinthisroomisnowdumber says: Mar 13, 2017 10:49 AM

    You meant he’s white, which is lame.

  14. backuppunter says: Mar 13, 2017 11:06 AM

    rutchaser says:
    Mar 13, 2017 10:29 AM
    Nothing wrong with saying they love white guys. Smart, tough, follows the rules, etc.

    Seriously, sad to see stupid racist comments like this.

  15. usa98j30t4 says: Mar 13, 2017 11:09 AM

    That last line is hilarious!!!!!!!

  16. silvernblacksabbath says: Mar 13, 2017 11:09 AM

    Hmmm.. Not a word when a black coach signs a black RB…. lol

    And the Patriots will finish off their 2nd dynasty since 2001 this February! Put your $$$ down on them!!!

  17. John X says: Mar 13, 2017 11:10 AM

    Rex would do well to ignore the stimga associated with playing football and focus on his career. The Patriots would be wise to respect his decision.

  18. weepingjebus says: Mar 13, 2017 11:30 AM

    Is this the final ditch for the haters? That the Patriots have guys like Blount, Cooks and Brissett because talent, and guys like Brady, Gronk, and Edelman because they are white? This somehow has even less dignity than I expected from you.

  19. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Mar 13, 2017 11:31 AM

    He voted for Trump?

  20. questionableopinion says: Mar 13, 2017 11:37 AM

    Rex is the kind of underrated talent that the Patriots would sign. He would give you an excellent return on how much you would have to pay him.

  21. torgow says: Mar 13, 2017 11:41 AM

    Rex is one of the most underused weapons in the NFL. The guy should have been starting the last few years. Instead he gets like 3 touches a game. I never understood why.

  22. timmmah10 says: Mar 13, 2017 11:42 AM

    Is Burkhead better than White or Lewis? (Healthier than Lewis, sure…)

    Why would they want 3 backs that do the same thing?

  23. buffalosunshine says: Mar 13, 2017 11:52 AM

    I think you guys are missing the point. Mentioning the race of a player when it has nothing to do with anything is the problem. You think anyone playing against him Edleman or Gronk thinks about race when trying to cover them? Also, most of the players on the team have been black for the last 40 years.. is that why they win? Probably not.

  24. ariani1985 says: Mar 13, 2017 12:11 PM

    2 yard tom will love this guy!

  25. ajigel says: Mar 13, 2017 12:12 PM

    No one’s bringing up race, just that he’s a gritty, gutty hard worker who’s deceptively athletic, has a high motor, and will likely be on the Patriots.

  26. wib22 says: Mar 13, 2017 12:25 PM

    2 yard tom will love this guy!

    ******

    Your team is thinking about signing china food, so yeah.

  27. dcs126126 says: Mar 13, 2017 12:48 PM

    replacement for Bolden w potential to get more than just special team playing time, Pats will maximize his talents giving him a chance to eventually becoming a star in NE

  28. walker1191 says: Mar 13, 2017 1:21 PM

    If the Patriots sign him, he’ll become an all pro for $750,000 a year while the Steelers pay Leveon Bell 12 million for the 11 games he suits up.

  29. ak185 says: Mar 13, 2017 1:26 PM

    It’s more of a joke than anything else. The Patriots are the whitest team in the league. It’s not an insult, or shouldn’t be, but it is kind of funny.

  30. ak185 says: Mar 13, 2017 1:27 PM

    But really though, why does Burkhead look exactly like Kirk Cousins in that photo?

  31. dcs126126 says: Mar 13, 2017 2:58 PM

    ak185 says:
    Mar 13, 2017 1:26 PM
    It’s more of a joke than anything else. The Patriots are the whitest team in the league. It’s not an insult, or shouldn’t be, but it is kind of funny.

    White or Black BB doesn’t care … BB wants hard working, smart, tough players who can be “coached up” & who he can get for good value.

    From Troy Brown to Brandon Cooks, or from Heath Evans to possibly Rex Burkhead … he only makes decisions with overall goal of winning football games!

  32. jpoh333 says: Mar 13, 2017 3:46 PM

    Rex is a perfect player for the Patriots. A very talented player who has been overlooked and underestimated by his team.

  33. thecape15 says: Mar 13, 2017 4:17 PM

    Thanks for the background, Bengals fans.

    Psyched.

  34. patsdrukker says: Mar 14, 2017 5:12 AM

    We had a Woodhead and we loved him. A Burkhead sounds interesting, as long as the head leads the way. Everyone loves the underdog stories and usually the Pats are full of them.

  35. rutchaser says: Mar 14, 2017 5:59 AM

    Bengals blowing another chance to have a great player and will instead stick with overrated Hill.

  36. buckunlv says: Mar 14, 2017 12:52 PM

    Really good player and better person. Saw up close how much he cared for the people in the community while he was at Nebraska and I’m sure it was the same in Cincinnati. Good luck to him in FA. Not a patriot fan but hope he gets a great deal wherever he ends up!

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