It was announced today that long time Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne will not be resigned by the Colts. This will mark the end of an era in Indianapolis Colts football. Reggie Wayne will be considered a legend for the Indianapolis franchise.
Reggie Wayne is the leader in games played and wins in Colts history and ranks second, behind Marvin Harrison, in all receiving categories in Colts history.
Wayne came back to the Colts on a three-year deal after the Manning era was finished in hopes to be a major player in the rebuild or retooling of the Colts franchise and he that is exactly what he was. Wayne has been a big part in these last three season whether it was on the field or off. Reggie went down with a knee injury two years ago but continued to support his fellow wide receivers from the sidelines. Wayne has played a major role in up and coming career of T.Y. Hilton and has not had a problem with taking a lesser role as the season went on.
Wayne suffered a torn tricep muscle this past season but played through the injury which just adds to his legendary status.
Reggie will be missed at West 56th Street during the offseason and the fans that attend move-in day at Training Camp will missing wondering how Reggie was going to arrive at camp this year. Most of all he will be missed for what he did on and off the field. I believe I can speak for every Colts fan when I say thank you Reggie for all that you have done and not giving up on this team when the chips were down. The Colts are back at the head table and you were the backbone of the Build The Monster movement. There was no rebuilding but retooling was the correct terminology for what has happened post-Peyton.
Thank Reggie and good luck to wherever you land. You will be missed but never forgotten.