Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. Burkhead’s willingness to play ball makes it a lot easier on the Patriots.After spending the last three seasons with the Patriots, he has seemingly fit like a glove with the culture, and that’s not to mention he’s raising a family and probably isn’t keen on moving around if he can help it.With the recent birth of his son Steel, it’s probably a load off his mind to know where he’ll be playing football in 2020–assuming there is an NFL season. Add that up with other money coming off books and why they are tight to the cap.

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the team has agreed to a revised contract with running back Rex Burkhead.

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The restructuring includes a $550K signing bonus, $1.05M in … The move creates $981,250 in cap space.There was speculation surrounding a Burkhead trade, but the seven-year veteran who just turned 30 on July 2 has proven to be a valuable and versatile player in the Patriots’ backfield.

Burkhead gets $550K to sign and drops his base salary from $2.5M to $1.05M, with $400K available in roster bonuses (down from $500K). The New England Patriots reportedly are getting some much-needed salary cap relief thanks to running back Rex Burkhead. Powered by The Patriots are operating with limited salary cap space. On Tuesday, Rex Burkhead agreed to a restructured deal that gives the Patriots some wiggle room. Patriots running back Rex Burkhead has agreed to a pay cut. Rex Burkhead (born July 2, 1990) is an American football running back for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). I think the figure was 13 million but not sure. With Heading into Tuesday, the Patriots had less than $500K in available cap room. Pats were fortunate Brady didn’t take up 25-30% of cap like Mahomes is going to do.Mahomes is a crazy good player. He played college football at Nebraska and was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.Because of Burkhead’s versatile skill set that enables him to run the ball, catch passes, block in pass protection, and …

Only to have roughly $80m+ available next year. And Bill’s best video will be holding up the trophy with Cam.I would expect Bill to abandon video projects for a while considering how badly his last effort worked out. Burkhead joined the Pats on a one-year, $3.15MM free agent contract in 2017. But that was a crazy contract due to the cap implications it has.Who cares, Cam will turn around everything around this year with a career performance. In Year One, Burkhead racked up more than 500 all-purpose yards with eight touchdowns in just ten games. Somehow it just doesn’t add up.

The Patriots have created a little extra cap space for the coming season. 3. All in all, he’s averaged a solid 4.0 yards per carry in New England, though he’s played in just 31 games across three years.The Patriots are hoping to see a healthy Burkhead in 2020, but they’re not necessarily banking on him either. Also, you have to realize, the market for 30-year-old running backs who have had a history of injury isn’t the deepest.CLNS’ Evan Lazar chimed in with a specific account of Burkhead’s value for the Patriots’ offense on the field:Whether he’s a short-yardage runner or a receiver out of the backfield, Burkhead has gotten the job done for the Patriots. Rex Burkhead Rex Burkhead just took a pay cut in the final year of his contract with the Patriots.

Then once he leaves, they’re tight as can be. Rex Burkhead's base compensation drops from $3 million to $2 million, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. Patriots running back Rex Burkhead has agreed to a pay cut.

It’s not crazy to imagine the Patriots approached Burkhead with the concept of restructuring his contract. Then, the Pats re-upped him on a three-year deal. The writing is on the wall.

Instead of $2.5MM in base pay for 2020, Burkhead is now slated for $1.05MM with a $550K signing bonus, Field Yates of tweets.Burkhead will also see his available roster bonuses dip from $500K to $400K. Thanks to his restructured deal, the relationship should continue for at least another year. Burkhead hasn’t played a … The restructure created $981,250 in cap space. Had he been unwilling to accept the offer, there’s a chance he would be released or traded.We quickly approaching some key dates during this odd NFL offseason that force teams to make some tough decisions with players on their roster. Per Field Yates of ESPN, here are the specs of Burkhead’s deal:Source: the Patriots and RB Rex Burkhead have agreed to a reworked final year of his contract. Miguel Bezan, a Patriots salary cap expert clarified what the difference in cap-space creation would have been if the team had traded Burkhead rather than restructuring his deal:If the Patriots had cut or traded Rex Burkhead today they would have created $2,156,250 in cap space. The Patriots and Burkhead have agreed to restructure his 2020 contract in a move that will save the team nearly $1 million in cap space, ESPN's Field Yates reported Tuesday. Burkhead's base salary will drop from $2.5 million to … Patriots running back Rex Burkhead saw Stidham’s potential last season and discussed it on WEEI’s “Ordway, Merloni & Fauria.” “Very impressed,” Burkhead said, transcribed by WEEI . Belichick goes through running backs with no … Burkhead has been solid for the Patriots since signing as a free agent in 2017. “Last year even though he didn’t step on the field that much, just seeing his improvement every day on the practice field, in meetings. Source: the Patriots and RB Rex Burkhead have agreed to a reworked final year of his contract.