WR - FA
The Indianapolis Colts signed two former New England Patriots wide receivers: Josh Boyce and Brian Tyms. Both players have spend time on injured reserve while with the Patriots
Boyce is a fourth-round pick in 2013 by the NE Pats who spent his rookie season on IR. In 2014, he spend most of his time on the practice squad and was waived in August 2015. Boyce has limited experience on the field, however, he ran a 4.38 in the 40-yard dash in the Combine (NFL). If he remains healthy, he could be a good addition to the Colts' young group of wide receivers. He has a career nine receptions for 121 yards.
Josh Boyce has been waived by the New England Patriots.
Initial reporting for Boyce was that he was an outright cut by the Patriots but he will now pass through waivers. If Boyce clears waivers and heads back to the Patriots I.R. list he will potentially miss the entire 2015 season.
ESPN's Mike Reiss doesn't expect WR Josh Boyce to make the Patriots' 53-man roster. With the signing of Reggie Wayne, Reiss has the Patriots keeping Julian Edelman, Wayne, Danny Amendola, and Aaron Dobson, while Brandon LaFell opens the year on reserve/PUP.
Josh Boyce was a fourth round pick of the Patriots in 2013 who came to the team with a load of promise. He has shown flashes of talent in practices but has not translated onto the field in games. Boyce has two preseason games to change opinions and work his way onto the Patriots roster.
Josh Boyce was held to two catches for 19 yards on Thursday nights preseason opener vs. the Green Bay Packers.
Boyce's two catches were very disappointing in the 2015 preseason opener as he say a game-high 11 targets. With Edelman and LaFell out Boyce had a real chance to step and show the improvement he has made from last year. Boyce has been electric at camp with his speed but needs to the jug machine and work on catching the ball.
The promising evolution of Josh Boyce has been in focus through two weeks of training camp practices, as the third-year wide receiver has rounded out his route-running ability to become a more trusted asset. Though Boyce is hardly a finished product, the 2013 fourth-round draft pick has clearly become more dependable for Tom Brady, and he can get open in a variety of ways. Boyce hits a home run on a deep ball every couple of practices, but his penchant for getting open with short and intermediate routes has made him a regular contributor with the first-team offense.
Josh Boyce has been under whelming in his first two years in the NFL. He has become a forgotten name on the roster and is on the bubble of making the team. But Joyce is doing things in preseason to make sure not only that he makes the team but is part of the Patriots offense. He is someone to watch in the preseason games as he has sleeper potential in deeper leagues.