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To a lot of outsiders, Reggie Waynes decision to return to Indianapolis looked like one that would lead the 34-year-old receiver to embark on a rebuilding project with the team that drafted him, Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle reports.
When Wayne was making that decision, Texans receiver Andre Johnson was really hoping his old college teammate would join him.
Here was one of the places that he actually wanted to come, Johnson said. I was hoping that I would get a chance to be able to play with him again. Unfortunately, it didnt go that way.
At Miami, Wayne took Johnson under his wing and mentored him in the transition to college football.
Johnson figures part of why Wayne didnt leave Indianapolis is his familiarity with Colts coach Chuck Pagano, who was the defensive backs coach at Miami from 1995 to 2000. Pagano recruited Johnson to the school.
Ultimately, as a guy who values loyalty, Johnson thinks Wayne made the right decision.
He started there, hes had a great career there, Johnson said. Im just happy hes there playing at a high level even though hes been doing it for 12 seasons.
Source: The Redzone
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