Patriots sign fourth-rounder Josh Boyce

AP

He might not be practicing yet, but Patriots wide receiver Josh Boyce now has a contract.

According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, the Patriots signed the fourth-rounder to a four-year deal.

He’s the fifth of the Patriots’ seven picks to sign, leaving just fellow wideout Aaron Dobson (second round) and defensive end Michael Buchanan (seventh).

Boyce is still on the sidelines with a broken toe, but when he returns, he has a good chance of playing a significant role early on.

The Patriots have remade their receiving corps this offseason, and there’s a real possibility Dobson or Boyce could end up starting opposite Danny Amendola.