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?

36 responses to “Rex Burkhead visiting the Patriots today

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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.

  5. 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.

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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!!!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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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