Availability key for Rex Burkhead during transition to Patriots

It can be difficult to pick up the Patriots offense even for players who are on the practice field on a daily basis. For those who aren't? They have some catching up to do.  It remains to be seen just how much, if at all, that reality will impact how Patriots running backs are deployed moving forward. Though Mike Gillislee was given what looked like typical "big back" responsibilities early in training camp when the pads were introduced — he had back-to-back touchdown runs during one of the first goal-line periods of the summer — he's hardly practiced at all since then, sidelined with a reported hamstring issue.  During joint practices with the Texans last week, Patriots coach Bill Belichick

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