On Sunday, the Cleveland Browns announced the signing of wide receiver Josh Boyce (5-11, 205 lbs). They waived/injured wide receiver Dennis Parks to clear room for him.
Boyce was a fourth-round draft pick by the New England Patriots in 2013. That season, he started 3 games and tallied 9 catches for 121 yards on the season. One of those starts was against the Browns -- that was the game in which Josh Gordon burned Aqib Talib and Cleveland looked to have the game in the bag before the officials assisted Tom Brady in a miraculous 27-26 comeback.
The Patriots stashed Boyce on their practice squad for most of 2014, and in 2015, they kept him on injured reserve all year. This offseason, Boyce signed with the Indianapolis Colts but was waived last week after catching 2 passes for 16 yards in the team’s first preseason game. Even though Boyce was doing fine in camp with Indianapolis, they parted ways with him so they could evaluate the younger players on their roster more.
One big thing of note is that Boyce’s high school quarterback was none other than Robert Griffin III, so the two being re-united, even if it’s just for a short period of time, has to be special for the duo.