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#87 WR | 6'0", 200 lbs. | Indianapolis
Birth Date:November 17, 1978 (35 years old) Place of Birth:New Orleans, LA Hometown:New Orleans, LA College:Miami (Fla.)
Drafted:Drafted by Indianapolis in 2001 (1/30).
Drafted:Drafted by Indianapolis in 2001 (1/30).
|Assets:||Experienced receiver with great quickness and route-running ability. Exceptional on out and comeback routes. Can adjust on the fly. Has great body control and catches the deep ball well.|
|Flaws:||Not overly big or physical. Can be jammed at the line at times and will overrun or miscalculate some plays. Can be a bit inconsistent from game to game. Is a mediocre blocker, at best.|
|Career Potential:||Pro Bowl talent.|
Career Honors & Awards
|NFL||Super Bowl||2006 (XLI - Indianapolis)|
|NFL||Named to play in Pro Bowl||2012, 2010, 2009 (did not play), 2008, 2007, 2006|
Movements & Injuries
|10/22/2013||Torn right ACL, injured reserve.|
|3/13/2012||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Indianapolis Colts to a three-year contract.|
|2/22/2006||Re-signed by the Indianapolis Colts to a six-year contract.|
|4/21/2001||Drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1st round (30th overall) in 2001.|
Colts receiver Reggie Wayne (knee) said he's been cleared for training camp, according to colts.com. | 07/23/2014 1:38 PM
NewsColts receiver Reggie Wayne (knee) said he's been cleared for training camp, according to colts.com.
ImpactWayne tore his ACL last October. The 35-year-old is a WR3 at best due to his age and lack of touchdowns the past three years (11 TDs in 39 games). He's being drafted in the eighth round.
Colts fully expect Wayne to be ready for camp | 06/17/2014 4:16 PM
NewsColts coach Chuck Pagano would be "shocked" if Reggie Wayne (ACL) wasn't ready for training camp.
Phillip Wilson on Twitter
Wayne has been cleared for football activity | 06/09/2014 9:18 AM
NewsAlthough Reggie Wayne (ACL) is not participating in OTAs, he has been cleared for football activities.
ImpactThe Colts are taking it slow with Wayne, who is roughly seven months removed from his knee reconstruction. He's expected to take the field with his teammates when training camp opens on July 23. It's an aggressive timetable for a 35-year-old receiver that relies so heavily on sudden cuts and precision route-running, but people within the Colts are calling Wayne a "freak." We'd like to get a look at his progress in a preseason game before painting a rosy picture.
Reggie Wayne not participating in OTAs | 05/30/2014 8:46 PM
NewsReggie Wayne (knee) is not participating in OTAs.
ImpactWayne is seven months removed from ACL surgery and will likely be held out of next month's minicamp. He remains a candidate to open training camp on the active/PUP list, but is expected to be ready for Week 1.
Reggie Wayne expected to sit out minicamp | 05/26/2014 2:45 PM
NewsESPN Colts blogger Mike Wells expects Reggie Wayne (ACL) to sit out next month's minicamp.
ImpactSpeaking last month, Wayne proclaimed himself "way ahead of schedule," but there's no incentive for him to go full steam before training camp. Wayne is expected to be ready for Week 1.
Reggie Wayne: I'm 'way ahead of schedule' | 04/08/2014 6:19 PM
NewsReggie Wayne (ACL) says he's "way ahead of schedule" in his rehab, and expects to be cleared for football activity by April 25.
Impact"I feel great," Wayne said in a Tuesday radio interview. April 25 would be six months and five days since Wayne went down in Week 7. Barring setbacks, Wayne is well on track to be ready for training camp in late July. Going on 36, however, the Colts have zero reason to rush his recovery. Wayne could begin camp on the active/PUP list out of an abundance of caution, but there's every reason to believe he'll be ready for Week 1.
Wayne (knee) expected to be ready for camp | 02/23/2014 10:50 AM
NewsColts GM Ryan Grigson said Reggie Wayne (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
Terre Haute Tribune-Star
Impact"From all the reports that I've been getting from our trainers and from the doctors in the meetings we've had, everyone's going in the right direction. We're optimistic about everyone," Grigson said. That includes Dwayne Allen (groin), Vick Ballard (knee), and LG Donald Thomas (quad). Wayne began straight-line running last month and is about four months removed from right ACL surgery.
Reggie Wayne to start running next week | 01/22/2014 8:19 AM
NewsReggie Wayne (knee) said he'll begin straight-line running on Saturday.
ImpactWayne is approaching the three-month mark since surgery to repair his torn right ACL. So far he's been walking without crutches and getting some exercise on the treadmill, so doing actual running will signify a new phase. Per GM Ryan Grigson, the 35-year-old is "doing great" and is ahead of schedule. Wayne was on pace for 86 catches, 1,149 yards and five touchdowns at the time of his Week 7 injury.
Reggie Wayne on rehab: So far, so good | 01/13/2014 11:20 AM
NewsReggie Wayne said "so far, so good" when asked about the progress of his knee rehab.
George Bremer on Twitter
ImpactWayne tore his right ACL on October 20. "I'm very, very, very confident that I can come back better than I was," he said Monday. It's an unrealistic expectation as the 35-year-old Wayne was already showing signs of decline, especially with his long speed and big-play ability. Returning as a reliable possession receiver to complement breakout stud T.Y. Hilton is a more reasonable expectation.
Reggie Wayne hinting at quick recovery | 12/10/2013 5:41 PM
NewsReggie Wayne (torn ACL, injured reserve) expects to resume running in mid-January, and plans to go "full throttle" in four and a half months.
Mike Chappell on Twitter
ImpactIt's an aggressive timeline that could have Wayne ready for training camp if he avoids setbacks. It's still very early in his rehab, however. Wayne went down 51 days ago. Working in Wayne's favor is the fact that he had been remarkably durable up until his October injury, having not missed a game since his rookie season in 2001. Wayne is signed for an affordable $4 million in 2014.
Reggie Wayne says he'll be back | 11/04/2013 9:57 AM
NewsReggie Wayne (torn ACL) said he fully expects to play next season.
ImpactIt's going to be a long and tough road for Wayne. He tore his ACL in Week 7 and will turn 35 years old later this month. Still, we wouldn't put anything past one of the game's true pros and most respected leaders. "I've got no choice. I have to come back," Wayne said. "It will be just another chapter in the book. Hopefully it'll be a good one."
Wayne officially placed on injured reserve | 10/22/2013 1:08 PM
NewsColts placed WR Reggie Wayne on injured reserve with a torn right ACL, ending his season.
ImpactAnd so ends Wayne's streak of 189 consecutive games played. One month shy of his 35th birthday, Wayne should have enough time to get healthy for next summer's camp, but his recovery is unlikely to be as seamless as Robert Griffin III's or Adrian Peterson's. Leading the Colts in every meaningful receiving category at the time of his injury, Wayne is due a non-guaranteed $4 million in 2014. We're guessing it will be his as long as he wants to return. For his career, Wayne has a staggering 1,006 catches for 13,566 yards and 80 touchdowns.
Colts lose top WR Reggie Wayne to ACL tear | 10/21/2013 11:49 AM
NewsA Monday MRI confirmed that Reggie Wayne sustained a torn ACL during Sunday night's win over the Broncos.
Adam Schefter on Twitter
ImpactIt's a crippling injury for the 5-2 Colts. Wayne, one of the most productive and durable receivers in NFL history, led them in catches (38), yards (503) and targets (58). Barring a trade, they'll move forward with T.Y. Hilton and Darrius Heyward-Bey in two-wide sets and ask for bigger contributions out of talented second-year WR LaVon Brazill and TE Coby Fleener. Wayne will turn 35 next month and his $4 million base salary in 2014 is non-guaranteed. It's conceivable that the leader of the Colts has played his last NFL snap after 13 seasons.
Colts fear Reggie Wayne tore his ACL Sunday | 10/21/2013 8:28 AM
NewsThe Colts fear Reggie Wayne tore his ACL during Sunday night's win over the Broncos.
Adam Schefter on Twitter
Reggie Wayne to undergo MRI on his right knee | 10/21/2013 1:22 AM
NewsCoach Chuck Pagano confirmed after Sunday night's Week 7 win Reggie Wayne will require an MRI on his "sprained" right knee.
ImpactThe fact the Colts are calling Wayne's injury a "sprain" essentially tells us nothing; he could easily have ligament damage which would be revealed by the MRI. NBC's Michele Tafoya reported Wayne was "in tears" on the sideline after going down Sunday night, and the Colts appear to be fearing the worst. If Wayne is out for the season's remainder, Indy is going to have to lean on T.Y. Hilton and Coby Fleener as its most dynamic passing-game weapons.
Reggie Wayne exits SNF with knee injury | 10/20/2013 11:47 PM
NewsReggie Wayne was forced from Sunday night's Week 7 game against the Broncos with a right knee sprain.
ImpactWayne twisted his knee on a pass underthrown by Andrew Luck in the fourth quarter and had to be helped off the field. He was taken to the locker room for further testing and is done for the game. Wayne had five catches for 50 yards on seven targets before exiting. The full details of the sprain aren't yet available, but Wayne will have a full week to rest up during the Colts' Week 8 bye.
Wayne is ninth player to catch 1,000 passes | 10/15/2013 12:28 AM
NewsReggie Wayne caught five passes for 88 yards in Week 6 against the Chargers.
ImpactWayne was targeted a team-high eight times, along with T.Y. Hilton. The soon-to-be 35-year-old became the ninth player ever to catch 1,000 passes. He now sits in eighth place all time, one spot ahead of Hines Ward and 23 receptions behind Isaac Bruce. Wayne's night didn't go entirely smoothly. He committed one of the team's five drops on a third-down pass that would have moved the chains. Wayne is more of a WR2 in the Colts' run-first offense. Denver is the next test.
Wayne goes for 65 yards, 2-point conversion | 10/06/2013 4:39 PM
NewsReggie Wayne caught six balls for 65 yards and a two-point conversion in the Colts' Week 5 win over Seattle.
ImpactThe Colts are now 4-1, with their lone loss coming against the Dolphins. Wayne shook off two early-game drops to make plays in Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond III's coverage, mostly avoiding LCB Richard Sherman. The Colts' leader in targets and one of the top route runners in football, Wayne has been a stable, consistent WR2 through five weeks. He'll be a borderline WR1 play against the Chargers' weak secondary and pass rush in Week 6.
Reggie Wayne goes for 100 yards & touchdown | 09/29/2013 6:10 PM
NewsReggie Wayne caught five balls for 100 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' Week 4 win over Jacksonville.
ImpactHe was targeted a team-high 11 times. Through four weeks, Wayne is on pace for 88 catches, 1,200 yards, and eight TDs. Although the Colts' lack of passing-game volume will likely cap Wayne's WR1 potential, he's squarely in the mix as an every-week WR2. Start Wayne against Seattle in Week 5; he plays frequently in the slot and should avoid Richard Sherman's shadow for most of the snaps.
Reggie Wayne has big preseason game | 08/24/2013 10:58 PM
NewsReggie Wayne caught seven balls for 79 yards in the Colts' third preseason game Saturday night.
ImpactWayne told reporters in June he was "still trying to figure out" new OC Pep Hamilton's offense. He's got a good grip, alright. Through three preseason affairs, 34-year-old Wayne has 11 receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown, continuing to be Andrew Luck's clear-cut No. 1 receiver. Wayne is worth fantasy-draft consideration beginning in the fourth round of standard leagues. He's likely to have a better PPR year due to declining big-play ability.
Reggie Wayne still learning Pep's system | 06/06/2013 10:31 AM
NewsReggie Wayne said he's "still trying to figure out" new OC Pep Hamilton's system.
Terre Haute Tribune-Star
Wayne hauls in 9 passes for 114 yards | 01/06/2013 6:12 PM
NewsReggie Wayne hauled in nine passes for 114 yards at Baltimore in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.
ImpactWayne saw a whopping 18 targets as Andrew Luck's money receiver. Moving past Michael Irvin (87) and Hines Ward (88) into second place behind Jerry Rice (151) on the post-season receptions list, Wayne also sits fifth in receiving yards. It was the third 100-yard playoff game of Wayne's career. Although the 34 year old faded down the stretch while finishing 14th in fantasy points, he's worth drafting as a WR2 again next season.
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Career Regular Season Statistics
2013 Game Highs
|Receptions||8||vs. Oak||Week 1||13|
|Receiving Yards||100||at Jax||Week 4||212|
|Receiving TD||1||2 times-last:at Jax||last:Week 4||1|
|Total Yards||100||at Jax||Week 4||212|
|Total TD||1||2 times-last:at Jax||last:Week 4||1|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Carries||1||4 times-last: 2013 (Ind)|
|Rushing Yards||5||2013 (Ind)|
|Average (Yds/Carries)||5.0*||2013 (Ind)|
|Receiving Yards||1510||2007 (Ind)|
|Average (Yds/Rec)||15.7||2004 (Ind)|
|Receiving TD||12||2004 (Ind)|
|Total Yards||1514||2007 (Ind)|
|Total TD||12||2004 (Ind)|