Colts Opt Not To Resign Veteran Receiver Wayne

On Friday, the Indianapolis Colts said that they will not be resigning Reggie Wayne.

The decision by the Indianapolis Colts not to re-sign NFL’s all time greatest receiver makes Wayne a free agent starting next week.
Wayne, who is currently ranked eight on the list of all time receiving yards with 14,345, has spent his entire 14 year career playing as a receiver for the Indianapolis Colts.

In a statement that was issued out by the owner of Indianapolis Colts, Jim Irsay, Wayne was praised for his game and was referred to as the greatest player the franchise has ever seen.

"Reggie is one of the greatest men to ever wear the horseshoe, and we have been blessed to watch him play for the past 14 years," the statement said.

"When he first took the field with us in 2001, we knew this day would eventually arrive. That reality is one of the things that makes pro football such a tough business."

The departure by Wayne from the colts becomes the second time in three years that the franchise has decided to part ways with its star players as they previously released Peyton Manning, a future hall of famer, back in 2012 so as to clear the way for Andrew Luck.
Early this year, Wayne, who currently leads the NFL in reception as well as receiving yards, said that he was undecided about his future as a receiver for the Indianapolis colts.

The performance of the 36 year old NFL star has been declining of late and last season he managed only two touch downs and 64 receptions for 779 yards.
 

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