Wayne announced his retirement on Friday, Mike Chappell of IndySportsCentral.com reports. Despite signing a one-year contract with the Patriots during training camp, Wayne did not play a regular season snap in 2015 after failing to make the 53-man roster. He was on pace for a strong season in 2013 with Indianapolis after recording 38 receptions through the first seven games of the season, but a torn ACL derailed that campaign and left him somewhat limited in 2014 at age 36. Regardless, Wayne will go down as one of the most prolific receivers of the past two decades as his 1,070 career catches place him seventh all-time--just eight receptions behind Terrell Owens.
Wide receiver Reggie Wayne is not expected to make the 53-man roster for the Patriots, a source told ESPN. Wayne was signed in late August to a one-year deal. During his 14-year career, he has 1,070 receptions, 14,345 receiving yards and 82 touchdowns.
Veteran wide receiver Reggie Wayne has signed a one-year deal with the Patriots, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Wayne, who tried out for New England last week, was also tied to the Packers in the aftermath of Jordy Nelson's apparent knee injury. The 14-year veteran played his entire career with the Colts, but is coming off triceps surgery. He is seventh on the career receptions list (1,070), eighth in receiving yards (14,345) and 22nd in receiving touchdowns (82).
Former Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne is taking a physical with the Patriots on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting. Wayne caught 64 passes for 779 yards and two touchdowns for Indianapolis last season.
The Patriots, Ravens, Texans and Packers are among the teams showing interest in veteran wide receiver Reggie Wayne, according to WRTV-6 in Indianapolis. The Broncos were also interested, but have since backed off, per WRTV sports director Dave Furst. Wayne told reporters Friday he wanted to play one more season in the NFL and has been in contact with teams, but he did not divulge the list of interested organizations. Wayne has played the first 14 years of his career with the Colts and is coming off triceps surgery in February.
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