The Patriots appear to have signed the fifth member of their 2013 draft class.
The team agreed to a deal with rookie wide receiver Josh Boyce on Friday, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. The contract is reportedly for four years and worth up to $2.6 million with a $477,000 signing bonus.
Boyce was the Patriots’ fourth-round pick in this year’s draft and the second wide receiver they selected. Fellow rookie wideout Aaron Dobson (second round) and defensive end Michael Buchanan (seventh) are the only two rookies that remain unsigned.
Boyce has yet to practice with the Patriots, neither at rookie minicamp or organized team activities, while he recovers from surgery on his fractured right foot. He did ride the exercise bike during OTAs earlier in the week and should be ready to participate in team drills by mandatory minicamp June 11-13