"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.
The first is deciding to pay free agent
Amendola is safe this offseason despite a down year, but he could be released after the 2014 season if he struggles again. The team hopes the three second-year receivers of
The Patriots also could look at receivers in free agency, especially if Edelman leaves, and they could be in play for
His placement on IR will likely result in fellow wideout Aaron Dobson (ankle) being available next week for the team's playoff game against an undetermined opponent.
Boyce caught nine passes for 121 yards in the regular season, but missed seven games.
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