• by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Josh Boyce, Dekoda Watson among five players released by Patriots

    The Patriots released five players Monday. They were WR Josh Boyce, WR Jonathan Krause, TE Jimmay Mundine, DL Joe Vellano and LB Dekoda Watson.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Jonas Gray among Patriots' inactives for Super Bowl 49

    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.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Patriots list inactives for AFC Championship

    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.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Patriots place CB Alfonzo Dennard on injured reserve

    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.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Patriots fill up practice squad

    The Patriots filled their entire 10-man practice squad, signing defensive linemen Jake Bequette, Charley Hughlett and Deontae Skinner, receiver Josh Boyce, quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, linebacker Ja'Gared Davis, safety Kanorris Davis, running back Jonas Gray, offensive lineman Chris Martin and defensive back Dax Swanson.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Patriots chop variety of players in cut-down Saturday

    The Patriots released a mix of veterans and rookies Saturday in cutting their roster down to the required 53. The offensive players now gone are wide receivers Jeremy Gallon and Josh Boyce, tight end Steve Maneri, linemen Chris Martin, Jon Halapio and Braxston Cave and running backs Roy Finch and Jonas Gray. Cut from the defensive side are linebackers Taylor McCuller, Ja'Gared Davis and Steve Beauharnais, linemen Eathyn Manumaleuna, L.T. Tuipulotu, Jake Bequette and Jerel Worthy and defensive backs Shamiel Gary, Kanorris Davis and Dax Swanson.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Josh Boyce given pink slip by Patriots

    Wide receiver Josh Boyce, who emerged as a contributor late last season, has been cut by the Patriots. Boyce caught seven passes in the last two games he played in 2013.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Josh Boyce, Kenbrell Thompkins likely vying for one spot

    Patriots second-year receivers Josh Boyce and Kenbrell Thompkins are on the roster bubble heading into training camp, with only one spot available, reports the team's website. Thompkins put up far better numbers as a rookie -- 32 catches, 466 yards, 4 TDs -- but he has inconsistent hands and Boyce is more explosive.

  • by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Josh Boyce tweaks leg, pulled from drills

    Patriots second-year receiver Josh Boyce has been having a solid offseason but seemingly tweaked something in his left leg and was pulled out of practice on Wednesday according to ESPN. He did stay on the field, suggesting the injury isn't serious.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Josh Boyce more comfortable in Year 2

    Patriots wideout Josh Boyce said he feels a lot more comfortable entering Year 2. He might have to beat out Kenbrell Thompkins, another second-year receiver, to earn a roster spot. "I learned a lot last year about working harder and smarter from [Julian] Edelman and [Danny] Amendola," Boyce told the team's website. "I feel a lot more comfortable and I'm starting to play a lot faster, and I'm not having to think as much. I'm just reacting and playing instead of thinking about my every move." Injuries limited Boyce to 10 games in his rookie year. He caught nine balls for 121 yards before going on IR with a foot injury.