Reggie Wayne will go down in history as one of the greatest ever Indianapolis Colts' of All-Time.
The wide receiver is up there with the likes of Peyton Manning, Marvin Harrison and Johnny Unitas in Colts folklore and will no doubt have his shirt lifted up into the rafters as a member of the Colts Ring of Honour once he does finally decided to hang his cleats up after nearly two decades in the National Football League.
Wayne has the most appearances in Colts history and holds the franchise mark for career wins, but it seems that the Colts loss to the New England Patriots last night in Foxboro could well be his last game in the NFL.
The veteran will be a free agent after this season and if the last few games are any indication, that could be for the best. Wayne fought injuries for the team’s playoff run, which saw him go without a catch in the games against the Pats and Broncos. Despite the difficulties, Wayne wouldn’t commit one way or another to retirement or playing another season.
"I haven't thought about that. We just lost," the 36-year old Wayne said Sunday. He was targeted twice, but did not have a catch.
After 11 years as a fully fledged star in the League - including four seasons with over 100 hundred receptions and no missed games - Wayne has unfortunately been slowed down by a combination of old father time and unfortunate injuries in the past two years. This year he was injured against the Cincinnati Bengals in October, missed the following game and didn't find a rhythm after that. It was revealed late in the season that Wayne was playing with torn triceps which will need to be operated on in the off-season.
Wayne had eight seasons where he registered over 1,000 receiving yards and managed double digit touchdowns in three of them. This season he finished with just under 800 yards off 64 receptions with two touchdowns. Wayne won one Super Bowl during his career, was a six-time Pro Bowler and a three time All-Pro in 2007,2009 and 2010 respectively.
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