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Report: WR Wayne will join Patriots


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Veteran wide receiver Reggie Wayne reportedly has agreed to a one-year contract with his longtime nemesis, the New England Patriots.

The Green Bay Packers reportedly had been interested in possibly signing Wayne to replace recently injured Jordy Nelson, but Wayne decided to sign with the Patriots instead, according to reports from ESPN.

Wayne, 36, spent 14 years with the Indianapolis Colts and faced the Patriots in many big games during that time as those two teams dominated the AFC in the 2000s.

The Colts parted ways with Wayne in March, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Wayne was the Colts’ franchise leader in regular-season games played (211) and wins (143) and ranked 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.

Wayne caught 64 passes for 779 yards and two touchdowns with the Colts last season.

After the season, Wayne underwent surgery to repair a torn triceps.

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