Reggie Wayne plans to retire

Posted at 9:08 PM, Jan 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-16 21:08:48-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Reggie Wayne has decided to officially retire from the NFL, but has yet to file the proper papers to do so. 

Since Wayne hasn't officially filed for retirement yet, it's possible the Colts will offer him a 1-day contract so he may retire as a member of the team, similar to recent retiree Jeff Saturday. 

A few months ago, Wayne said he was happy with leaving the game and thrilled to be spending more time with his kids despite the fact his hope, at the beginning of last summer, was to play one more season. 

Wayne's contract wasn't renewed this season after 13 years as one of the most prolific players in Colts history. 

After leaving the Colts he had several teams express interest before signing a one-year contract with the New England Patriots. Wayne asked for his release a few weeks after he signed. 

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 was selected for six Pro Bowls (2006-2010 and 2012) and was also picked as the Associated Press First Team NFL All-Pro in 2010.


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