Reports: Texans sign RB Rex Burkhead to 1-year extension

The Houston Texans have signed veteran running back Rex Burkhead to a one-year contract extension, according to multiple reports Friday.Terms of the agreement were not disclosed as Burkhead, in his ninth NFL season, had been playing this season on a one-year, $1.5 million deal signed in June.The 31-year-old Burkhead has set career highs this season with 110 carries, 403 rushing yards and 132 offensive touches. He owns three rushing touchdowns for the third consecutive season while starting in four of his 15 games played this season.His four starts this season ties his career high, previously set in 2018 with the New England Patriots.Burkhead carried the ball only seven times for the Texans as they headed into their Week 10 bye at 1-8, but he has since become the starter in the backfield and provided a stable ground presence for Houston.