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Former Patriots, Texans RB Rex Burkhead announces retirement from NFL after 10 seasons

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Veteran running back Rex Burkhead has announced his retirement from the NFL after a successful 10-year career. Burkhead, who played for the Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, and Houston Texans, made the announcement on Monday via Instagram.

In his post, Burkhead expressed gratitude to all the coaches, staff, and organizations that supported him throughout his career. He acknowledged the privilege of living out his childhood dream of playing professional football and thanked everyone who contributed to his journey.

Burkhead was drafted by the Bengals in 2013 and spent his first four seasons with the team. He then joined the Patriots in 2017 and played a significant role as a dual-threat back, contributing to the team’s success, including winning Super Bowl LIII. Burkhead later played two seasons with the Texans, where he faced various challenges, including changes in the running back room and team dynamics.

Throughout his career, Burkhead amassed 1,908 rushing yards, 17 rushing touchdowns, and 192 receptions for 1,534 yards and nine touchdowns. Despite facing obstacles, he leaves a legacy as a dependable player known for his versatility and contributions to multiple teams over the years.

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