Rex Burkhead, Mike Gillislee reportedly out for Patriots-Titans game


Gillislee (knee) is not expected to participate in Saturday's showdown against the Titans, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Burkhead, Gillislee and White all are listed as questionable, as well as defensive end Eric Lee, defensive tackle Alan Branch and linebacker Marquis Flowers.

Third-down back James White, who missed Weeks 16 and 17 with an ankle injury, is expected to play on Saturday night.

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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. The Patriots have to hoping that he heals up in time for the AFC Championship game. The 27-year-old has proven to be a major asset in both the running and passing game racking up 264 rushing yards with five touchdowns and hauling in 30 catches for 254 receiving yards with three touchdowns. "So that's always in the back of your head. But when you get good news, it helps you to look forward to these games a little better".

Gillislee, who has rushed for 383 yards and five touchdowns, also was a limited participant in practice on Thursday.