Bellichick added Rex Burkhead to the backfield today to compliment James White, Dion Lewis, D.J. Foster, Tyler Gaffney, and James Develin, while we still wait for decisions on Legarette Blount and Brandon Bolden contracts.
Burkhead played in Cincinatti from 2014 through 2016. He’s 26 years old, 5’10,” 215 pounds. He hasn’t played much for the Bengals in his first three years, but he took 74 hand-offs last year and ran for 344 yards, and caught 17 balls for 145 yards last year, with two touchdowns.
Burkhead was Cincinnati’s special teams ace last year, and that, combined with his offensive versatility, is what grabbed Bill’s attention.