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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wayne did not have a catch and was not targeted in Sunday's playoff win over Denver despite playing 57 snaps on offense.

Wayne had just one catch and two targets in Indy's first playoff win. Wayne has been bypassed by Donte Moncrief (two receptions, eight targets) as the top wide receiver option after T.Y. Hilton.

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Wayne (groin) will play in Sunday's game against the Bengals, ESPN's Mike Wells reports.

Wayne did not participate in Friday's practice, but the Colts merely wanted to get him some rest. Having logged a full practice Thursday, Wayne should be fine for Sunday's game.

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Wayne (groin) practiced fully Thursday, the Colts' official site reports.

Wayne has expressed confidence that he will be at full strength this weekend against the Bengals, a notion supported by his full practice participation Thursday. Barring any setbacks, look for the veteran wideout to draw a probable designation in advance of Sunday's playoff contest.

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Wayne (groin), who was spotted at practice Wednesday, is confident that he will be good to go Sunday against the Bengals, Kevin Bowen of the Colts' official site reports.

"I'll be ready to play," Wayne noted of his availability for the Colts' playoff opener on his weekly radio show on Tuesday night. "That's the main thing. I'll be at 100 percent." We'll continue to track Wayne's status as the week rolls along, but at this stage, it looks like the veteran wideout will be out there for Sunday's 1:05 ET contest, in the absence of any setbacks in practice.

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Coach Chuck Pagano indicated Monday that Wayne (groin) should be able to practice this week, Kevin Bowen of the Colts' website reports.

It remains to be seen if Wayne -- who felt a "twinge" in his groin at the tail end of an 80-yard passing play on Sunday -- practices Wednesday or Thursday, or both days, but for his part, the veteran wideout indicated that the injury won't affect his playing status for this weekend's Wild Card round.