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Reggie Wayne | Wide Receiver

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (36) / 11/17/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 203
College: Miami (FL)
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Reggie Wayne's one-year deal with the Pats is worth a "maximum" of $2.8 million, and includes a $450,000 signing bonus.
It's not a bad guarantee for a player who wallowed on the open market until three weeks before opening day. It's a pretty strong indication Wayne will make the 53-man roster. Aug 25 - 1:32 PM

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said Reggie Wayne's one-year contract with the Patriots is "worth up to nearly $3 million, including incentives."

Rapoport added Wayne got "almost $500k up front." Like RB Chris Johnson's deal with the Cardinals last week, these "incentives" are probably close to impossible for Wayne to reach. The nearly $500,000 guarantee is a big chunk of change, however, indicating New England expects Wayne to hang around the roster all season.
Aug 25 - 12:50 PM

Patriots signed WR Reggie Wayne, formerly of the Colts, to a one-year contract.

The No. 30 overall pick of the 2001 draft, all 211 of Wayne's career appearances have come with the Colts. His signing could be related to Brandon LaFell's (PUP, undisclosed) health, but the reality is that Wayne will mostly be serving in a mascot role, providing leadership and a sure pair of hands. Wayne appeared to have very little left as he made his way back from a torn ACL last season. He was also slowed by a triceps injury. Of course, he's now a year healthier. Wayne turns 37 in November. He's not on the re-draft radar.
Aug 24 - 1:22 PM

Ex-teammate T.Y. Hilton says free agent Reggie Wayne is "dead set" on playing one more season.

Hilton's word comes as the 36 year old is finally getting some play in free agency. Wayne reportedly visited the Patriots on Sunday, and the Packers are expected to express interest after losing Jordy Nelson for the season. Wayne has very little left, but would offer sure hands and veteran influence at the back end of a receiver corps.
Aug 24 - 1:17 PM

ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports the Packers will reach out to free agent WR Reggie Wayne.

Following the season-ending ACL tear to Jordy Nelson, Wayne could bring some veteran stability to the Packers' youngish receiving corps. Wayne had a physical with the Patriots on Sunday, but he has yet to reach an agreement. After not receiving much interest over the summer, it appears Wayne will find a new home early this week.
Aug 24 - 10:33 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent WR Reggie Wayne arrived in New England Saturday night and will take his physical with the Patriots on Sunday.

It would be pretty jarring to see Wayne, a Colts lifer, defect to the hated Patriots, but now it seems like a real possibility. The Patriots don't have a ton of depth at wide receiver behind Julian Edelman and Brandon LaFell and both of those players have been out with injuries. Wayne logged a respectable 779 yards last season but didn't show the same burst he had early in his career. Young receivers like Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce could certainly learn a thing or two from the veteran. Given Wayne's health issues over the last few years, it's not a guarantee that he'll pass his physical.
Aug 23 - 1:04 PM

ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey thinks free agent Reggie Wayne "might make for a nice addition" in Cincinnati.

Following the loss of WR James Wright (knee) to injured reserve on Tuesday, the Bengals are in the market for some depth at the position. Wayne could bring a veteran presence to a receiving corps whose oldest player is Brandon Tate at 27. Wayne could then slide in as the No. 3/4 receiver and play for a contender.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 29 - 9:41 AM

The Texans are not interested in free agent WR Reggie Wayne.

As expected, the "report" from WRTV in Indianapolis has no legs. The Texans, who didn't want anything to do with a declining Andre Johnson, surely don't want Wayne. They're going to go to battle with Cecil Shorts and rookie Jaelen Strong opposite rising stud DeAndre Hopkins. The Ravens are also expected to pass despite their thin receiving corps. The agent for Wayne has done his best to drum up interest, but his client remains a poor bet to play in the NFL again. Wayne, 36 and coming off three surgeries in the last 20 months, has nothing left.
Jul 20 - 10:45 AM

The Ravens are not expected to pursue free agent WR Reggie Wayne.

A weak "report" came from an Indianapolis television station saying the Ravens were among four teams showing interest in the 36-year-old Wayne. It didn't take long for it to get shot down. Even though the Ravens only have Breshad Perriman, Kamar Aiken and Marlon Brown behind aging Steve Smith, they know Wayne has nothing left.
Jul 20 - 9:43 AM

According to WRTV-6 in Indianapolis, the Patriots, Ravens, Texans and Packers are among the teams showing interest in free agent Reggie Wayne.

This sounds like an agent-driven leak designed to drum up interest for a client. In reality, we'd be surprised if any of these teams were seriously considering the 36-year-old Wayne. He was brutally inefficient despite playing with Andrew Luck last season and has undergone three surgeries (ACL, triceps, knee) in the last 20 months. The only way this makes sense is if the Texans or Ravens see Wayne as a mentor for rookies Jaelen Strong and Breshad Perriman, respectively. The Packers and Patriots don't have room for Wayne in their wideout corps.
Jul 20 - 7:24 AM

Free agent WR Reggie Wayne said "teams have been calling" and he "plans to play" this season.

We're assuming Wayne means NFL teams. He looked washed up last season, posting an abysmal 58.2 percent catch rate despite running high-percentage routes in the league's most prolific passing offense outside of Green Bay. Now heading into his age-37 season and coming off a 2013 torn ACL and 2014 torn triceps in addition to an offseason knee scope, Wayne looks like a guy just trying to hang on. If signed, he shouldn't get any guaranteed money or be guaranteed a roster spot. Perhaps Wayne could mentor a younger receiving corps.
Jul 17 - 11:04 AM

Free agent Reggie Wayne wants to play in 2015 if the "situation is right."

Speaking to RTV6's Mike Chappell, Wayne also revealed he's recovering from a knee scope in addition to his previously-disclosed triceps surgery. He expects to be healthy for training camp. Wayne said he told the Colts he wanted to play one more season before they decided to move on. Wayne hasn't generated an iota of interest in free agency, though a market could develop once he's in better health. Wayne was close to out of gas last season, but teams could be interested in his leadership and sure hands on a low-cost deal.
Apr 2 - 6:17 PM

The Indianapolis Star reports free agent Reggie Wayne will consider playing for a team other than the Colts.

Wayne had said he would not play for any other team, but the Colts decision to not even offer him a new contract has changed his mind. 36-years-old and coming off a dismal season, it is not guaranteed Wayne will receive any offers even if he is open to playing somewhere else. The future Hall of Famer may be coming to the end of the road.
Mar 7 - 12:11 PM

The Colts announced they will not re-sign free agent Reggie Wayne.

NFL free agency is not for the faint of heart. Already this week we've seen the Pats kick Vince Wilfork to the curb, the Steelers practically beg Troy Polamalu to hang up his cleats and now Wayne, an Indianapolis lifer, is being shown the door. Wayne hasn't been the same player since his 2013 ACL tear and at 36, a return to form is beyond unlikely. Wayne was only 235 yards away from tying Marvin Harrison for the most receiving yards in Colts history. Given his age and recent injuries, Wayne will probably have to settle for a one-year minimum deal if he hopes to keep playing.
Source: colts.com
Mar 6 - 10:37 AM

Free agent Reggie Wayne recently underwent triceps surgery and is mulling whether to play or retire.

36 years old and having lost his effectiveness, Wayne would command no more than minimum-salary offers if he did decide to play one more season. He tore his ACL in 2013 and his triceps in 2014. The Colts would be better off moving forward with Donte Moncrief as the "X" receiver to T.Y. Hilton's Z.
Feb 27 - 4:26 PM

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2Jonas Gray
3RB1James White
2Brandon Bolden
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Reggie Wayne
4Jonathan Krause
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2Aaron Dobson
3Josh Boyce
4Matt Slater
5Chris Harper
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3Michael Hoomanawanui
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5Asante Cleveland
K1Stephen Gostkowski