(Via Aaron Doster/USA Today Sports)
Belichick keeps wheeling and dealing this offseason. In addition to the big moves (Cooks, Ealy) he consistently makes his small moves that lead to more success for the Patriots.
This here is one of those moves.
Rex Burkhead, a former Bengals running back, signed with New England. Burkhead will enter his 5th NFL season next year, and will likely fill the hole left by Brandon Bolden as the special teamer/emergency running back. Last season, Burkhead played in all 16 games for the Bengals, with one start.
He had 74 rushes for 344 yards with 2 touchdowns. He also added 17 receptions for 145 yards as Cincinnati's third string back behind Jeremy Hill and Giovanni Bernard.
Burkhead had his breakout game in Week 17 of last year, where he received the start vs the Baltimore Ravens and ran with it. He took this chance and turned it into a 27 rush, 119 yards, 2 touchdowns performance. in a 27-10 win.
While unlikely he would put up this type of performance every week for the Patriots, he will definitely do his job in New England as they try to repeat as Super Bowl Champions.