Report: Stevie Johnson ‘Very Likely’ To Sign With Patriots After Visit

The New England Patriots could have a crowded wide receiver corps next season. Free-agent wideout Stevie Johnson is “very likely” to sign with the Patriots, sources told NBC4’s Dianna Marie Russini. Johnson is visiting the Patriots, and a deal could get done Monday, Russini reports. The Patriots are bringing back starting receivers Julian Edelman and Brandon LaFell, and No...
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots’ 2015 Outlook: Wide Receiver Again A Team Need In Free Agency

Editor’s note: will go position by position to break down the Patriots’ depth chart heading into the 2015 offseason. Next up: the wide receivers. Every offseason is like “Groundhog Day” for the New England Patriots. They wake up in February, smack their alarm at 6 a.m., run into Ned Ryerson and need a wide receiver. Obviously the Patriots are set with their No....
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonas Gray Highlights Patriots Super Bowl XLIX Inactive List

The New England Patriots will be without running back Jonas Gray for Super Bowl XLIX, as he is inactive for the biggest game of his career. The other six inactive players are as follows: DL Zach Moore WR Josh Boyce WR Brian Tyms DL Joe Vellano OL Jordan Devey RB James White The biggest name on the list is Gray, who played little this season outside a superb 200-yard rushing performance...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Sign Linebacker Eric Martin To Fill Practice Squad

The New England Patriots filled their 10-man practice squad Monday. The Patriots signed former Cleveland Browns linebacker Eric Martin to their practice squad, the team announced. The Patriots freed up a spot on their scout team Saturday when they signed wide receiver Josh Boyce to their active roster and cut defensive end Cam Henderson from the practice squad. Martin played in 13...
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Place Alfonzo Dennard On IR, Sign Josh Boyce From Practice Squad

The New England Patriots made a few roster moves prior to their Sunday matchup with the Buffalo Bills. Alfonzo Dennard was placed on injured reserve Saturday after suffering a hamstring injury in practice. The 25-year-old cornerback was a starter to begin the season but was a healthy scratch for most of the second half. He had already been ruled out...
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Place CB Alfonzo Dennard On I.R. & Promote WR Josh Boyce

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Patriots are placing CB Alfonzo Dennard on season-ending injured reserve and signing WR Josh Boyce off of their practice squad. Dennard, 25, has missed the last three games with a hamstring injury, so it’s not all that surprising to see them shut him down for the season. He still has one year remaining on his four-year, $2.157 million rookie...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Aaron Dobson Being Placed On Injured Reserve By Patriots

It’s fair to say that the New England Patriots’ 2013 acquisitions at wide receiver haven’t panned out as hoped. Aaron Dobson, a 2013 second-round draft pick, is being placed on injured reserve after hurting his hamstring Sunday in the Patriots’ 26-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers, a source told the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe. Dobson ends his sophomore season with just...
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Reviewing the Patriots Notable Cuts

Josh Boyce #453497790 / The fast receiver out of TCU got cut today, which came as a bit of a surprise.  However, with Edelman, Amendola, LaFell, Aaron Dobson, and Kenbrell Thompkins ahead of him, he didn’t see much preseason action, and it was somewhat obvious he wasn’t fitting in.  The former fourth round pick should get another chance somewhere, and maybe...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Sign 10 To 2014 Practice Squad

This in from the New England Patriots: FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they have signed 10 players to the practice squad: DL Jake Bequette, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, WR Josh Boyce, LB Ja’Gared Davis, S Kanorris Davis, RB Jonas Gray, DL Charley Hughlett, OL Chris Martin, DL Deonate Skinner and DB Daxton Swanson. Bequette, Boyce, Ja’Gared Davis, Kanorris...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns: Josh Boyce and the Updated Free Agent WR Watch List

Now that teams in the NFL have cut their rosters down to the league-mandated 53-man roster limit, the free agent pool is the deepest that it has been in months. With tough cuts being made for many teams, a lot of talent often falls by the wayside. With teams simply too deep at certain positions, or players simply being outperformed, it has left some intriguing options for the Cleveland...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick reactions to the New England Patriots final cuts

Cuts: LS Danny Aiken, LB Steve Beauharnais, DE Jake Bequette, WR Josh Boyce, C Braxston Cave, LB Ja’Gared Davis, S Kanorris Davis, RB Roy Finch, WR Jeremy Gallon, S Shamiel Gary, RB Jonas Gray, OL Jon Halapio, TE Steve Maneri, DL Eathyn Manumaleuna, FB Taylor McCuller, LB James Morris (injured reserve), CB Daxton Swanson, DL L.T. Tuipulotu, DL Jerel Worthy. Most Surprising Cut...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots cut WR-KR Boyce, LS Aiken

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Second-year wide receiver Josh Boyce, who entered training camp favored to be New England's No. 1 kick returner, and long snapper Danny Aiken were among those cut as the Patriots got to the 53-player limit. Boyce, who played in nine games, caught nine passes and returned nine kicks before getting hurt last season. He caught four passes for 57 yards and had...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Cuts: Players that Make Sense for the New York Jets

Image: Getty Images Teams must trim their rosters down to 53-men by 4pm ET Sunday. This page will be dedicated to any teams’ casualties that might be good fits for the New York Jets — whether via a waiver claim or free agent signing for those that clear waivers. Our updated list of the Jets’ cuts lies here. One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure WR Vincent Brown:...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Buccaneers, Patriots, Raiders, & Ravens

  Bears Aaron Wilson reports that the Bears have cut OL Rob Turner. (NFLTR Roster Cuts Tracker) Buccaneers As of now, Buccaneers plan to place rookie RB Charles Sims on injured reserve with the designation to return. (Ian Rapoport) Patriots A week after Mike Reiss left Stevan Ridley off the Patriots final 53-man roster, he now projects Ridley to make the team. WR Josh Boyce...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Garoppolo stands out as the New England Patriots cap off their preseason

Game four of the preseason is one of the hardest things to watch all season. Not only do none of the starters play, but, more importantly, you know that you’re only one week away from the real deal. Still, though, this game is invaluable to the players and coaches on the field, and as fans, there’s a lot we can learn. MVP – Jimmy Garoppolo Was he perfect? No, but he was pretty...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Which wideout will be left off the New England Patriots final roster?

Who is the odd man out at wide receiver? That is one important question that Bill Belichick and the rest of his staff will be asking themselves when the time comes to start cutting down to the 53-man roster at the end of training camp. Even with the retooled secondary, running back competition, backup quarterback controversy and Gronk-health guesswork, the Pats’ stable of pass...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

LaFell: Pressure's on with contentious depth chart

BY DAN BEGNOCHEWith Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola likely locking up the top two receiving spots on the New England Patriots wide receiver depth chart, a role on the starting roster is slim pickings.With Aaron Dobson back in the mix, he, Kenbrell Thompkins, Josh Boyce and Brandon LaFell will be battling for the likely two or three remaining spots the team will carry at the position...
Via AFC East Daily
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: Key Players Return to Practice

The New England Patriots have been in Training Camp for a full week and just received a huge momentum swing in their favors. Several key veteran players have returned to Patriots practice, which point to some encouraging signs for the Patriots at this stage of Training Camp. Special Teams ace and team-captain Matthew Slater returned to practice yesterday which gave the entire Patriots...
Via TopSportsReport
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things we’ve learned from the first week of New England Patriots training camp

The Patriots haven’t even played a down of live football, but I feel that we’ve already learned a lot about this team. Through the first week-plus of training camp, here are five things we’ve learned about the 2014 New England Patriots.   The Receiving Corps Is Still An Issue If last year was a disaster, this year is a mess. Discounting Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots wide receiving...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The New England Patriots release their first depth chart of the year

In just a few hours, the first kickoff of the season will take place in Canton, Ohio, as the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants face off. Even if it’s just one sloppy preseason game, it’s still football. With that said, the Patriots have taken one step closer to their first preseason game with the release of their first depth chart. Here’s a look: There aren’t many surprises...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Training Camp Attendance: Josh Boyce, Matthew Slater Return

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots finally were starting to run out of offensive skill position players, but they saw two wide receivers return to training camp practice on Thursday. Wide receivers Josh Boyce and Matthew Slater returned to practice in full pads. Linebacker Chris White also returned after missing training camp on Thursday. Wide receivers Aaron Dobson and...
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: New England Patriots special teams remains underrated

Happy Friday to all you loyal readers out there! It’s especially happy this week because we find ourselves in the midst of some actual football taking place. Yes, New England Patriots training camp is officially underway and real NFL action is trickling back into sports news. However, I sense that some of you aren’t fully satisfied and I think I know why…you thought we forgot...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots have battle brewing for last wideout spot

BY EDITORKenbrell Thompkins and Josh Boyce both joined the New England Patriots in the same year. They may not leave in the same year.The pair of now second-year wideouts--Boyce a former fourth-rounder and Thompkins an undrafted free agent--will be duking it out in training camp this summer for the final spot on the team's receiver depth chart, according to's Erik Frenz...
Via AFC East Daily
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 New England Patriot story lines to look forward to this summer

Coming off the holiday weekend, markets are down, there aren’t a lot of sports on tv and that summer weather just became exhausting, mid-summer heat. However, cover32 has got you covered with the top five things for Patriots fans to look forward to this summer. 1. Top Pick in the Spotlight The Patriots were criticized for taking an injury prone player that plays a grueling position...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Film Review: Receivers Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins Vie To Start

The New England Patriots still haven’t found a starter at one of the most important offensive skill positions. The battle for the starting “X” wide receiver in the Patriots’ offenses rages on this offseason. The “X” receiver is typically a bigger player who can use size and speed to beat pressing cornerbacks. He should be the “big-play” receiver in the Patriots...
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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