Rex Burkhead misses practice with a concussion

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Patriots running back Rex Burkhead didn't participate in contact drills at practice Wednesday because of a concussion.

It's unclear when Burkhead suffered his concussion.

With fellow running back Jeremy Hill placed on injured reserve Monday with a torn right ACL, the Patriots are thin at the position. Rookie running back Sony Michel was limited in Wednesday's practice with a knee injury.

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Burkhead's value to the Patriots extends beyond rushing the football (he had a team-high 64 yards on 18 carries in the opener), as he is also a capable pass-catcher.

James White and the newly signed Kenjon Barner are the lone healthy backs on the 53-man roster.

The team did add running back Kenneth Farrow to the practice squad Wednesday, releasing wide receiver Jace Billingsley. He played for the entirety of the Patriots' Week 1 win over the Houston Texans. Marcus Cannon (calf) and Nate Ebner (knee) were listed on the injury report, but full participants.

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