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Green Bay Packers should sign Reggie Wayne

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We are less than six days away from some NFL teams start to their training camps, yet Reggie Wayne is still waiting for a team to sign him.

The wide receiver has been waiting for a telephone call from any of the 32 NFL teams since being cut by the Indianapolis Colts in March earlier this year.

Rumours have speculated that the New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans and the Green Bay Packers are all teams that have shown interest in the 36-year-old.


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However, it was recently announced by the Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun and the John McClain of the Houston Chronicle that the Ravens and the Texans have dismissed their interest in the six-time Pro Bowler.

This leaves the Patriots and the Packers to battle it out for the wide receiver if they wish to do so. Nevertheless, why should either team sign him up?


First off, it doesn't take a NFL mastermind to figure out Wayne isn't going to be the player he used to be. The former Colt hasn't had a 1,000+ yard season since Andrew Luck's rookie year, and also hasn't had 10+ touchdowns a season since 2009.

Last season, Wayne only managed to accomplish 779 receiving yards from 64 receptions, and scored only two touchdowns. This kind of form expected of a third-string receiver.

At the age of 36, the best Wayne can hope for now is year-by-year contracts or maybe a two-year maximum deal. In two years though, I expect him to have hung up his cleats. He could do this by this time next year if no one offers him a contract.

There is still loads of options for him, as Mike Clay tweeted of several teams that the wide receiver would fit well in.

It isn't exactly appealing for any team to sign Wayne, but the achievements and experience he has gained during his time in the NFL is hard to come by. This is why there are still a few teams interested in him.

Patriots or Packers

In terms of either the Patriots or Packers, I think Wayne would fit well in either side. The team I would rather see him play for though would be the Packers.

The Patriots already have a enough good receivers and it is likely he would get lost in the crowd and unused, ending his career on a low point.

The Packers on the other hand don't, and he would be a reliable target for one or two games if either Randall Cobb or Jordy Nelson gets injured. An opportunity to bow out on a high.

He would be a good mentor for Davante Adams as well. Of course, the wide receiver would be competing with the 22-year-old for that third-string spot but I'm sure Adams would be open for advice from the 2007 NFL receiving yards leader.

The Packers' reporting date for training camp is on July 29 and the training begins the day after. It will be interesting to see if they make an offer for Wayne before then. 

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