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            === Patriots send WR Boyce to IR, bring back Collie ===
 
 Foxboro,  MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots placed rookie wide
 receiver  Josh Boyce on injured reserve Thursday, while signing fellow wideout
 Austin Collie to a third tour of duty with the team this season.
 
 Boyce,  New England's fourth-round selection in last April's NFL Draft, missed
 the  Patriots'  final two regular-season  games with  an ankle injury. The 22-
 year-old  recorded  nine catches for  121 yards  over nine contests during his
 debut campaign.
 
 Collie  initially signed  with New England on  Oct. 3 and spent a month on the
 club's  active roster before being released. The Pats re-signed him on Dec. 5,
 but again cut him loose after three games.
 
 The  fifth-year pro has  caught six passes for 63 yards in seven games for New
 England this season. Collie compiled 172 receptions with Indianapolis over his
 first  three  NFL seasons, but was  limited to just one  game in 2012 due to a
 series of concussions.
 
 
 
 
 
 01/02 17:06:18 ET