After showing improvement in the first practice open to the media, Patriots WR Josh Boyce followed that up with another solid workout in the rain on Thursday. He was one of the few receivers who managed to catch the wet ball consistently, and he took several reps returning kicks as well. His speed and dynamic ability, which was on display briefly down the stretch a year ago, should serve him well in that capacity.
At this point Boyce just hopes he's in the position to push someone for playing time once the dust settles after training camp. With Edelman, Amendola, Aaron Dobson and Brandon LaFell all likely to fall into the "roster lock" category, Boyce could be battling fellow second-year receiver Kenbrell Thompkins among others for as little as one remaining spot.