The Houston Texans have signed 30-year old running back Rex Burkhead, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Burkhead tore his ACL last season, which forced him to miss the final six games of the season. And as noted by MassLive’s Chris Mason, Burkhead coincidentally tore his ACL against the Texans last season.
In his injury-plagued 2020 season, Burkhead ran for 274 yards on 67 touches on the ground, while catching 25 passes for 192 yards. He has spent the last four seasons with the Patriots joining the team back in 2016, and has been a part of two Super Bowls and three Super Bowl appearances.
Burkhead spent four years prior to his tenure in New England in Cincinnati, as the veteran enters his ninth season. In his four seasons as a Patriot, Burkhead ran for 1,026 yards on 67 touches. While also adding 288 receiving yards on 34 catches.
Burkhead, although had an unfortunate ending to his Patriots career was undoubtedly a fan favorite in Foxboro. The 30-year old tailback looks to continue his solid NFL career with the Houston Texans.
Details of the contract are not reported yet – this will be updated when contract details are released.