Reggie Wayne
WR FA
6 months ago

Wayne announced his retirement on Friday, Mike Chappell of IndySportsCentral.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Reggie Wayne
WR FA
11 months ago13 Comments

Wayne asked for and was granted his release from the Patriots, ESPN's Josina Anderson reports.

EDGE Analysis

News of Wayne's release first came as a surprise, given that he agreed to a contract with a $450,000 signing bonus on Aug. 24. It now seems the parting of ways may have been his idea, in which case he'll return most of the bonus. It may be that Wayne just doesn't think he's up to the task of playing another season, but no specific reason for his departure has been provided. It'll be surprising if he plays in the NFL again, as this was seemingly his final effort at obtaining a second ring.

Reggie Wayne
WR FA
11 months ago

Wayne will not make the Patriots' 53-man roster, ESPN's Josina Anderson reports.

EDGE Analysis

The transaction hasn't officially been announced, but with Wayne not at Saturday's practice, it's pretty clear that he's being released. The contract he recently signed includes $500,000 in guaranteed money, yet the Patriots seemingly reached the same conclusion as the Colts: Wayne has nothing left to offer. This might taken as a good sign for Brandon LaFell's (foot) Week 1 availability, but in reality, it's probably not related.

Reggie Wayne
WR FA
11 months ago1 Comment

Wayne caught two passes (10 targets) for 24 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Having just signed with the Patriots last week, Wayne got an unusual amount of work for the final preseason game. Even though he was catching passes from Ryan Lindley, Thursday's showing probably didn't help Wayne's bid to have a significant role in the Week 1 offense. It remains to be seen how involved the 36-year-old will be.

Reggie Wayne
WR FA
11 months ago

Wayne made his debut for the Patriots in Friday's preseason game at Carolina. He dropped his lone target.

EDGE Analysis

Wayne played early in the game with Tom Brady, and appeared out of sync with the veteran QB on his only target, as the pass arrived earlier than Wayne expected. Once Wayne is up to speed (he just signed with New England on Monday), he should be a valuable member of the team's wideout corps, although it remains to be seen how much fantasy value he'll hold.

Reggie Wayne
WR FA
11 months ago3 Comments

The New England Patriots signed wide receiver Reggie Wayne to a one-year contract Monday, according to ESPN. The 36-year-old Wayne had spent his entire 14-year career to this point with the Indianapolis Colts, catching 64 passes for 779 yards and two touchdowns last season. However, he is coming off career-low 12.2 yards per reception, and his average of 51.9 yards per game was his worst mark since 2002, which was likely a prime motivator for the Colts to part ways with the veteran wideout. The Patriots have sustained several injuries to their receiving corps recently, with Julian Edelman, Brandon LaFell, Aaron Dobson and Brian Tyms all missing Saturday's preseason game due to a variety of ailments and features an injury-prone possession receiver in Danny Amendola. Wayne will, however, likely need to wait until Week 5 before he can begin receiving balls from star quarterback Tom Brady, who will serve a season-opening four-game suspension. Over the course of his career, Wayne has caught 1,070 passes for 14,345 yards and 82 touchdowns.

Reggie Wayne
WR FA
1 year ago

Wayne (triceps) intends to play in 2015, the Indianapolis Star reports. He admitted to playing hurt throughout last season. "I wasn't healthy," he said. "I was nowhere near healthy. I played the whole year hurt. Finally, playing hurt got to me."

Wayne underwent surgery to repair a torn triceps in February. Wayne had 64 receptions for 779 yards receiving and two touchdowns last season, but the triceps injury slowed him late in the season and he had just one reception in three playoff games. The Colts elected not to re-sign him at the end of the season, so he'll try to catch on with another team. He'll likely find a limited role wherever he lands.

Reggie Wayne
WR FA
1 year ago

The Colts will not re-sign Wayne (triceps), who recently underwent surgery and is considering retirement, Kevin Bowen of Colts.com reports.

Wayne could perhaps look to catch on elsewhere, but he didn't seem to have much left in the tank by the end of the 2014 season, and he'll turn 37 during the 2015 campaign. He finishes his Indianapolis career as the second-leading receiver in franchise history, just a few hundred yards behind long-time running mate Marvin Harrison. With Wayne out of the picture, Donte Moncrief's path to a major role in the offense becomes even more clear than it already was.

Reggie Wayne
WR FA
1 year ago

Wayne recently underwent surgery to repair a torn triceps and is considering retirement, NFL.com reports.

Wayne had 64 receptions for 779 yards receiving and two touchdowns last season, but the triceps injury slowed him late in the season as he had just one reception in three playoff games. It may have been due to the injury, although he missed just one game, but Wayne clearly took a back seat to Donte Moncrief who surpassed him as the No. 2 receiver late in the year. If he returns, it will likely be in a more limited third or fourth receiver role.

Reggie Wayne
WR FA
2 years ago

Wayne told reporters following Sunday's loss to the Patriots that he will undergo offseason surgery to repair a torn triceps, CBS Sports reports. "I don't have a date set yet, but it's definitely on the calendar somewhere," Wayne said. "At the end of the year, I felt the best I felt all year. Felt really good, felt really good tonight."

Wayne got off to a strong start in 2014 but his numbers tailed off toward the middle of the season, and it was later revealed that he was playing through a torn triceps. The veteran missed only one game, finishing the season with 64 catches for 779 yards and two touchdowns. Wayne, who will be a free agent this offseason, said he has not yet decided whether or not he'll return for a 15th NFL season.