Pats RB Rex Burkhead will be ready for Week 1

The Patriots have no shortage of options at running back, and it appears as though they'll have all four players available in Thursday's season opener.

Rex Burkhead, who has missed time with an undisclosed injury, said Friday that he'll be "ready to go" for the matchup with the Chiefs.

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Burkhead's injury is still unclear. He had an eye-opening performance against the Texans in the preseason prompting some who follow the team to compare him to Danny Woodhead and Dion Lewis. It's obviously a crowded backfield in New England and starting any of their backs in Week 1 is probably a risky play, but Burkhead is worth paying monitoring.

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