Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 3/13/12

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 baffling move because it seemed like a virtual lock that Wayne, like many of his former teammates, was done with the Colts.

Between his desire to become a package deal with Peyton Manning and Indianapolis’ unwillingness to reach out to the 33-year-old, this seemed like the last place Wayne would end up.

But this is what makes free agency so thrilling, like Christmas morning; you may know what you’re going to get, but there’s bound to be a surprise or two thrown in.

Count this in as one of the surprises.

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