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On Wednesday, the New England Patriots placed Rex Burkhead on injured reserve -- a move that was evident when the team re-signed Kenjon Barner earlier this morning.   

Already dealing with concussion and knee issues this season, Burkhead left the Week 3 meeting against the Detroit Lions with a neck injury.

This latest injury is the proverbial gut punch for fantasy owners. Hopefully, you have James White as a handcuff because he's about to get peppered with targets out of the backfield from now until the end of the season. 

As for Barner, be patient and watch how everything unfolds. He'll only see significant playing if something happens to White. 

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