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Josh Boyce | Wide Receiver

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 205
College: TCU
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Patriots promoted WR Josh Boyce from the practice squad.
It's a sign that Julian Edelman (concussion) and Brandon LaFell (shoulder) could be held out or play limited snaps. Boyce has been on the practice squad all year and will make his 2014 debut if active. The Patriots placed CB Alfonzo Dennard on I.R. in a corresponding move. Sat, Dec 27, 2014 06:04:00 PM

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Patriots waived WR Josh Boyce.

Boyce fell behind Kenbrell Thompkins a year ago and never gained ground. The Patriots will likely try to sneak their 2013 fourth-rounder onto the practice squad, but he's a candidate to get claimed. Boyce ran a 4.38 and posted an explosive 10-foot-11 broad jump at his Combine.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 11:15:00 AM

ESPN Boston says WR Josh Boyce hasn't done enough to warrant a roster spot.

Beat man Mike Reiss still projects Boyce to stick on the 53-man roster because it's too early to give up on the second-year man. But he's been outplayed badly over the last two years by Kenbrell Thompkins, and Brian Tyms could even surpass him once off suspension. Boyce is a weak hold in Dynasty formats.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 08:41:00 AM

ESPN Boston believes Patriots second-year WR Josh Boyce is at the top of the list of players who need to "step it up" over the final three preseason games.

Boyce played 32 offensive snaps in the preseason opener and caught three of his five targets for 30 yards. But he lined up offsides on one play, negating a third-down conversion. That certainly isn't going to earn him additional reps on a Bill Belichick-coached team. Boyce is competing for one of the final roster spots.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 11:06:00 AM

The Boston Globe's Erik Frenz does not project Patriots WR Josh Boyce to make the team.

A fourth-round pick in 2013, Boyce is competing with fellow second-year WR Kenbrell Thompkins for the No. 5 receiver job in New England. Thompkins was more involved in the offense last season -- out-snapping Boyce 589 to 182 -- and has reportedly looked better during spring practices. Boyce needs to show his worth on special teams during training camp to keep his job.
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 09:30:00 AM

The Boston Globe reports that "it looks like" Josh Boyce and Kenbrell Thompkins may be competing for the No. 5 receiver spot in 2014.

The Patriots appear set one through four with Julian Edelman, Aaron Dobson, Danny Amendola, and Brandon LaFell. Boyce and Thompkins combined to catch 41 passes for 587 yards and four touchdowns as rookies, with Thompkins doing the vast majority of that damage. New England also still has its eyes on veteran wideouts. After the passing game struggled for stretches in 2013, the Patriots are looking to stockpile at receiver and create competition.
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 10:13:00 AM

Patriots placed WR Josh Boyce on injured reserve with an ankle injury, ending his season.

Boyce hadn't practiced since going down in Week 15. The extent of his injury is unclear, but it's almost certainly a high-ankle sprain. Boyce would have already been placed on injured reserve had he suffered a break. The No. 102 pick of last spring's draft, Boyce caught just nine passes in nine games this season. He was passed on the depth chart by undrafted free agent Kenbrell Thompkins in training camp. He'll be behind Thompkins and Aaron Dobson on the "X" receiver depth chart to begin 2014.
Thu, Jan 2, 2014 04:39:00 PM

Josh Boyce (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Boyce hasn't practiced since injuring his ankle in Week 15 against the Dolphins. With Aaron Dobson (foot) also sidelined, Kenbrell Thompkins is taking first-team reps at X-receiver this week.
Wed, Jan 1, 2014 01:37:00 PM

Josh Boyce (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 17.

Look for Aaron Dobson to man X receiver against Buffalo.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 03:55:00 PM

Josh Boyce (ankle) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson will handle X receiver duties this week.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 10:40:00 AM

Josh Boyce (ankle) remained out of practice Thursday.

Boyce is behind Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins at the X spot anyway.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 11:40:00 AM

Josh Boyce (ankle) is not practicing Tuesday.

Boyce missed last week's game with an ankle injury and has yet to be cleared to practice. Aaron Dobson will likely start at X-receiver again in Week 17.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 11:13:00 AM

Josh Boyce (ankle) is listed as out for Week 16.

Kenbrell Thompkins (hip) and Aaron Dobson (foot) are the Patriots' candidates to play X receiver against Baltimore, though both are listed as questionable.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 04:09:00 PM

Josh Boyce (ankle) remained sidelined at practice Friday.

Boyce isn't going to play this week after not practicing at all. Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson will handle X receiver duties, though we don't have much of an idea who will play the most snaps. Stay away from both Sunday.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 10:17:00 AM

Josh Boyce (ankle) is not practicing again Thursday.

Boyce appears very doubtful for Sunday's game against the Ravens. Meanwhile, Kenbrell Thompkins (hip) and Aaron Dobson (ankle) are both practicing. Predicting which one of those two will get the X reps is nearly impossible, making this a "hands off" situation in fantasy's Super Bowl week.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 12:06:00 PM

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