Reinforcements are on the way for the New England Patriots’ backfield as the team reportedly activated Rex Burkhead off of injured reserve.
ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates confirmed the news on his Twitter account.
Source: the Patriots have activated RB Rex Burkhead to the 53-man roster. He can play this Sunday.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 26, 2018
Burkhead signed a three-year contract extension with the team in March and was in line to have a big role in the backfield for sustaining a neck injury against the Detroit Lions in week three.