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  1. Don Wassall

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    The Texans kept four established running backs but guess which one is conspicuously missing from this analysis, which is the same as the others I've seen. I haven't given up on Rex being used by this ultra-Caste team but it will likely take some injuries to see the field much. It also wouldn't surprise me if he's waived at some point.

    Houston Texans RB Mark Ingram will be involved in a run-first offense with RB Phillip Lindsay and RB David Johnson. The team only has five receivers and will look to run the ball as much as they can, according to sources. Source: NFL Network - James Palmer
     
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    Mark Ingram has been traded to the Saints. The Texans have typically been using 3 running backs every game so hopefully Rex Burkhead gets a good amount of touches going forward.
     
  3. Don Wassall

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    Texans waived Phillip Lindsay. The writing was on the wall after Lindsay saw a mere three rushes in the Texans' Week 11 win over the Titans. Houston ran the ball 32 times and Lindsay was hardly involved. His forgettable half season with the Texans included 50 rushing attempts for 130 yards (2.6 yards per carry) and one touchdown. Once upon a time, Lindsay was a Pro Bowl running back who gained 2,489 total yards in his first two NFL seasons. Rex Burkhead is the Texans' nominal RB1 while David Johnson handles some pass-catching duties. The Ravens' extremely washed backfield could benefit from a Lindsay addition.
     
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    Weird development for Lindsay who was really good in 2018-2019. Hopefully Rex can put up some numbers behind their bad o-line. He’s definitely towards the end of his career but doesn’t have a lot of mileage, they’d be wise to use him more in the pass game too.
     
  5. Don Wassall

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    David Johnson faded even faster than Lindsay, from superstar to washed up almost overnight.

    Yeah, it's a shame Rex has a terrible o-line to deal with, but maybe he can still put up some good numbers. It may be his last season so let's enjoy him while we can.
     
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    You got that right!

    Pleasant surprise. Rex started year as what, 4th string back?

    Texans OL is all sumo isn't it? Seems like it has been since David Carr!
     
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