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Colts fans received a surprise after Pierre Garçon departed in free agency in the form of the legendary Reggie Wayne. While we can all agree that Wayne isn't a receiver in his prime, the lockerroom leadership and consistency is an incredible boost for a team seeking a new identity. Still, this is hardly the receiving group to which we've been accustomed to seeing in Indianapolis.
Our friend Andrew Brandt takes a hard look at receiver contracts and offers a few tips about free agency I found particularly enlightening during this momentary period of insanity:
First, a couple of mantras from my years of watching free agency (and hoping in Green Bay that we would avoid the "stupid money" payouts of the first few days shopping sprees):
Some of the best deals made are the ones not made
Never let impulse or emotion override rational decision making, and
Teams that “win” March rarely play in January
That's why you should love the decision to let Garç...
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The Colts resigned veteran wide receiver Reggie Wayne yesterday in a move that shocked many people. Just days after releasing several key stars, the Colts signing of Wayne appeared to be a slight course reversal for a franchise intent on a massive rebuilding project.
Why would the Colts resign Wayne?
Here are five simple reasons.
1. They have to field a team in 2012. At...
Phillip B. Wilson absolutely nails the exuberance most Colts fans were feeling with a piece on Reggie Wayne:
In the end, Colts fans can be proud that Reg followed his heart.
“I feel like that was the right thing to do and to help build this process and to keep it going,” he said. “I actually had someone looking at my house on Saturday. I almost sold my house. Can you believe...
According to Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne ended up choosing to return to Indianapolis over signing with the New England Patriots.
“Well….. kinda four teams at first. Then three and then two. And you Colts fans don’t wanna know who other team was. I’ll let you figure that one out. Ha! But like I said, I’m thrilled about my...
Reggie Wayne will not be joining Peyton Manning after all.
The veteran wide receiver elected to stay with the Indianapolis Colts by agreeing to a three-year deal on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Wayne had 75 receptions for 960 yards and four touchdowns last season.
The 33-year-old Wayne was looking into possibly joining his longtime...
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - The Indianapolis Colts and veteran Wide Receiver Reggie Wayne inked a three year, $17.5 million contract.
"REGGIE! REGGIE! REGGIE!!!!!!!" the Colts owner tweeted hours after the NFL free agency period began.
Wayne, who has played all of his 11 NFL seasons with the Colts -- catching passes from Peyton Manning for most of that time...
The Indianapolis Colts and veteran Wide Receiver Reggie Wayne inked a three year, $17.5 million contract.
Wayne had 75 catches for 960 yards and four touchdowns last season, numbers that were down as the Colts struggled to find a reliable weekly quarterback presence in Mannings absence. Retaining the sure-handed veteran Wide Receiver is a wise move for the Colts as...
In a shocking turn of events, Reggie Wayne will be returning to the only team he’s ever called home.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Colts agreed to a three-year contract with Wayne, bringing the veteran receiver back to Indy as, presumably, Andrew Luck’s top future target.
NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports the pact is worth a “max” of $17.5 million.
This is a particularly...
The Indianapolis Colts have completed a new deal to keep receiver Reggie Wayne and have signed free agent defensive end Cory Redding.
Wayne's deal is for three years and $17.5 million.
Redding will rejoin head coach Chuck Pagano, his former defensive coordinator in Baltimore, in Indianapolis. Terms of Redding's deal were not released.
News of Wayne's contract leaked...
Pierre Garçon signed a massive deal with the Washington Redskins. The Colts have turned their attention to a familiar face as a result: Reggie Wayne.
The Colts lost wide receiver Pierre Garcon, 25, earlier in the day when he signed a six-year, $42.5 million contract with the Washington Redskins that threatened to leave them without their No. 1, Wayne, and No. 2 receivers with a...
Long time Indianapolis Colt WR Reggie Wayne has decided to not join the Peyton Manning band and has re-signed with the team for 3 years, according to NFL correspondent Albert Breer.
The 3-year deal is worth a maximum for $17.5 million.
The 11 year veteran left the last game vs. Houston thinking he was leaving the only field and the only team he has known in the NFL for the last time.