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According to multiple reports, Patriots wide receiver Brian Tyms suffered a "serious" foot injury Wednesday during practice and the injury could force him to miss the entire 2015 season.

Tyms injured his foot during the joint-practice sessions with the New Orleans Saints. Not much is known at the moment besides that it doesn't look promising, as a move to injured reserve is likely coming for the third-year man out of Florida A&M.

In 11 games last season, Tyms caught five balls on 11 targets for 82 yards and a touchdown. With his speed and size at 6-foot-3, 210-pounds, Tyms is a good option as the 4th or 5th receiver, while also using that same speed to put in some work on special teams, using his burst as a gunner on punt coverage.

With Tyms out of the picture, fellow wideout Josh Boyce has yet another opportunity to stake his claim as the leading depth receiver. Already on the bubble when camp started, Boyce had a brutal night back in the preseason opener against the Packers when he failed to haul in nearly a dozen balls that were sent his direction. Tomorrow night against the Saints, before Boyce can even show that he can be relied upon to produce from outside the numbers, he has to prove he can simply catch the ball when it's thrown his way. Otherwise it could be the practice squad again for him, or even worse, getting cut altogether.

Photo credit: Boston Herald

Mark Burke 8/21/2015 01:39:00 PM Edit
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