We haven’t seen Burkhead in action since December 17th, and he’s been ruled out for New England’s playoff tilt against the Titans.
Burkhead made the most of the bye week, and was noted as a participant in practices last week.
It was serving this short-yardage role that Burkhead acquired his latest injury.
Late in the season, he was the short-yardage back but was also catching passes in the redzone.
The Patriots used five running backs this season, but all of them could have been replaced at one point by a healthy Burkhead.
As a participant in practice, in appears at least that Burkhead is on his way back to the field.
Mike Gillislee is still banged up, making James White and Dion Lewis the only active backs for the team’s Divisional Playoff meeting with Tennessee.
It’s been a confusing year for the running backs of the New England Patriots.