Patriot's Rex Burkhead (knee) officially inactive against Titans

New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead evades Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Desmond King during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday Oct. 29 2017 in Foxborough Mass

Report: Patriots will be without Rex Burkhead, Mike Gillislee Saturday

Rex Burkhead (knee) is not expected to play in the Divisional Round against the Titans. White, who was dealing with an ankle injury, missed Week 17 but will be active. Although both backs practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, they are listed as questionable on the injury report.

Burkhead, who originally injured his knee during the Patriots' win over the Pittsburgh Steelers back on December 17, practiced in a limited capacity on Thursday and was hoping to play this weekend. Until then, Dion Lewis and James White will be the lead backs for New England. Prior to Week 16 against the Bills, Gillislee was sidelined for six straight games - five as a healthy scratch and one due to illness.

Other New England players inactive for the matchup are defensive lineman Alan Branch (knee), receiver Kenny Britt, offensive lineman Cole Croston, linebacker David Harris and cornerback Johnson Bademosi.

In 10 games, Burkhead's averaged 11.5 FanDuel points on 9.4 touches per game this season. His absence means increased playing time for Derrick Henry, who rushed for 156 yards in last weekend's victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.

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