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Colts tell Reggie Wayne he will not be back next season

reggieThe Indianapolis Colts announced today the team will not re-sign wide receiver Reggie Wayne, one of their all-time greatest players.  Wayne is the franchise leader in regular season games played (211) and wins (143) and ranks second in receptions (1,070), receiving yards (14,345), receiving touchdowns (80), 100-yard games (43) and consecutive games with a reception (134). He ranks seventh in NFL history in career receptions and eighth in receiving yards.

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THIS JUST IN: Colts announce they will not re-sign WR Reggie Wayne. He ranks 7th in NFL history in career receptions. http://t.co/tGiEk45Vzz

General Manager Ryan Grigson expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the many contributions Wayne has made to the Club. “Everyone knows the greatness and history associated with number 87. He truly is one of a small handful of players who really define the Colts as an organization. He was already a Hall of Famer in the making when Chuck and I arrived in Indianapolis in 2012, but no one has contributed more, on the field and in this building, to our turnaround, our continued growth, and our overall success since then.  Reggie was the catalyst that sparked and ignited the team during our comeback against Green Bay in 2012.  His gritty performance that day and that entire challenging season infused us all with the belief we could overcome any obstacle. His dedication and the example he set are second to none. We wish him nothing but the best in whatever new endeavor he pursues.” per the Colts site.

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