Patriots Free Agent Rex Burkhead Shares Positive Update On Rehab

Burkhead is moving well four months after knee surgery

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Rex Burkhead is on the road to recovery.

The New England Patriots free agent running back shared a positive update on his rehab Thursday evening, posting two videos — including one of him sprinting on a treadmill — on his Instagram page.

“Knee progressing everyday,” he wrote.

Burkhead is working his way back from a major knee injury that ended his 2020 season in late November. He underwent knee surgery Dec. 1.

Before the injury, Burkhead had been New England’s most effective all-around back, totaling 466 yards from scrimmage and six touchdowns in 10 games.

It remains to be seen whether Burkhead will be back with the Patriots this season. The 30-year-old has yet to sign a new contract since hitting unrestricted free agency last month.

New England re-signed top pass-catching back James White last week and also return Damien Harris, Sony Michel, J.J. Taylor and 2020 opt-out Brandon Bolden. White and Harris both commented on Burkhead’s post, as did Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower.

Thumbnail photo via Brian Fluharty/USA TODAY Sports Images

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