Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) runs after a reception in the second half against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE

Reggie Wayne to return to the Indianapolis Colts on three-year deal


Free agent wide receiver Reggie Wayne will be back with the Indianapolis Colts after all on a new three-year deal, the details of which have not yet been fully disclosed.

Wayne had all but been declared dead to the Colts by NFL analysts after new GM Ryan Grigson came aboard and began to re-build a team that had collapsed without Peyton Manning at the helm.

Grigson and owner Jim Irsay decided to release Manning along with several other veteran players including Dallas Clark, Melvin Bullitt, and Gary Brackett.

With Manning currently touring the the country, seemingly with teams lining up to sign him more everyday, Wayne had made the comment that he would follow Peyton to whatever team he ended up with to reunite with only quarterback he has ever known.

But Wayne backed off that talk the last few days, instead changing his stance to make it known that he was not necessarily tied to Manning, and in the end would do what was best for him in free agency.

Today receiver Pierre Garcon signed with the Washington Redskins, and with a new quarterback coming in for the Colts in Andrew Luck, management probably ran to the phone to try and cut a deal with Wayne.

Since 2001 Reggie Wayne has been among the NFL’s most productive receivers amassing 11,708 receiving yards and 73 touchdowns while posting seven consecutive 1,000 yard receiving seasons between 2004 and 2010.

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