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Colts waive wide receiver Josh Boyce

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The Indianapolis Colts today waived wide receiver Josh Boyce, which certainly is a surprising roster move.

Boyce saw a lot of reps in training camp and in preseason, spending time with both the first and second team units. He really was the only player competing for the depth receiver spots who has legitimate NFL experience, and even then he has played in just ten career games (three starts), catching nine passes for 121 yards while playing for the New England Patriots, who drafted him in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Many thought Boyce would make the 53-man roster, as the Colts are still looking for their fourth and fifth receivers. Boyce certainly saw plenty of reps, so it's very much unclear as to why the Colts made the move this morning to waive him, particularly since they didn't announce a corresponding roster move yet.

Now, the door is open even more for some of the undrafted wide receivers, like Chester Rogers and Tevaun Smith, to win a roster spot, and it makes the depth receivers worth paying attention to even more as we go through the preseason.