The Patriots are releasing one of their draft picks from a season ago.
The club will waive wide receiver Josh Boyce, a 2013 fourth-round selection, ESPNBoston.com’s Mike Reiss reported Saturday.
The 23-year-old Boyce appeared in nine games (three starts) for New England as a rookie, catching nine passes for 121 yards. A December ankle injury ended his season. He caught 7-87-0 in four 2014 preseason games.
Boyce (5-11, 205) can be added to the Patriots’ practice squad, but he will first have to clear waivers. The question now is whether he will land elsewhere by Sunday.