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Texans' Rex Burkhead placed in concussion protocol

Houston Texans running back Rex Burkhead has entered the league's concussion protocol following the team's Week 12 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

What It Means:

Burkhead suffered a head injury in Sunday's blowout loss to the Dolphins and has been placed in the league's concussion protocol. If the veteran misses any games, it could open up possible playing time for Eno Benjamin behind rookie Dameon Pierce.

Burkhead started the season off as the Texans' lead back, but has since moved into more of an exclusive pass-catching role after the emergence of Pierce in their backfield. Burkhead has more catches (28) than rushes (24) this season and has produced 247 yards and 1 touchdown from scrimmage.