Josh Boyce has found a new NFL home quickly.
The former TCU wide receiver who is in the school’s top three all-time for touchdown receptions, receptions, and yards, was signed by Cleveland Sunday after being cut by the Indianapolis Colts earlier in the week. Originally drafted by the New England Patriots, Boyce struggled with injuries early in his career and had trouble working his way up the depth chart for the Pats, who had a plethora of similar receivers on their roster. Josh was on the roster for New England’s Super Bowl win, though inactive, and was waived by the team heading into fall camp last year.
Signed by the Colts in the spring, he was waived after the first game, only to be picked up by Hue Jackson and the Browns shortly thereafter. At 5’11 and 206, the 25 year old is still a burner out of the slot or on deep routes. Known for his speed and excellent hands while in Fort Worth, Boyce now joins an offense that is far more tailor-made to his skill set than his previous professional stops. He will also be working with a familiar QB - Robert Griffin III was Boyce’s QB at Copperas Cove High School, where the two led their team to a 13-2 record while Boyce amassed over 800 yards on 42 receptions in his senior season.
Boyce will reunite with several TCU players in Cleveland as well; his former teammate Tank Carder is among the linebacking corp for the Browns, and rookie safety Derrick Kindred was drafted by the team this past spring.
Congratulations to one of our fan favorite Frogs on the next chapter of his pro career!