Josh Boyce will compete for a role with the Colts this season after he signed as a free agent this offseason. A former fourth-round pick of the Patriots in 2013, he had nine catches for 121 yards as a rookie but was on the practice squad in 2014 and then spent 2015 on injured reserve. Keep an eye on his role with the Colts, but he's not expected to make much of an impact.
The Colts have signed Boyce, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. Boyce, who the Patriots took in the fourth-round of the 2013 Draft, has not caught an NFL pass since his rookie season, but when healthy, the 5-11 205-pounder has the wheels to serve as an occasional deep threat.
The Patriots released five players Monday. They were WR Josh Boyce, WR Jonathan Krause, TE Jimmay Mundine, DL Joe Vellano and LB Dekoda Watson.
Patriots running back Jonas Gray will be inactive for Super Bowl 49 along with Zach Moore, Josh Boyce, Brian Tyms, Joe Vellano, Jordan Devey and James White, the team announced. Gray, who ran for 412 yards on 89 carries in eight games this season, had four carries for four yards in the AFC Championship game for New England. It was his first action in a game since Dec. 21 againt the Jets when he had six carries for five yards. The game is currently pick'em between Seattle and New England Sunday.
The Patriots have listed DL Chris Jones, DE Zach Moore, WR Brian Tyms, WR Josh Boyce, C Bryan Stork, OL Jordan Devey and RB James White as inactive for the AFC Championship game. Jones and Stork were the only two players listed on the injury report coming into the contest. Jones was considered probable due to an elbow injury. Stork was ruled out due to a knee issue. The other five players listed are considered healthy scratches.
The Patriots placed cornerback Alfonzo Dennard on season-ending injured reserve with a hamstring injury, reports Field Yates of ESPN on Saturday. Dennard appeared in only six games this season, registering 15 combined tackles and one interception -- all season lows. In corresponding moves, the Patriots elevated wide receiver Josh Boyce from the practice squad to take the spot of Dennard on the 53-man active roster. They re-signed Dax Swanson to the practice squad and released defensive lineman Cam Henderson.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/25||San Diego Chargers||4||18.38|
|8||10/30||Kansas City Chiefs||21||23.44|
|9||11/06||@Green Bay Packers||13||21.00|
|13||12/06||@New York Jets||19||22.75|
|3 Year Avg||6||3||40||0||2||13.33||4|