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WR Wayne wants to play one more year

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Former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne, one of the franchise’s all-time greatest players but not re-signed, wants to play one more NFL season.

Wayne, who was in Indianapolis on Friday to receive a key to the city, told reporters he plans on playing during the 2015 season.

The Colts parted ways with Wayne in March after 14 seasons, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Wayne, who made the Pro Bowl six times, said some NFL teams have been calling him.

“Ideal is playing one more year and hanging it up,” Wayne said Friday.

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 and the 36-year-old was deciding then whether to play in 2015.

Wayne was selected by the Colts with the 30th overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. He was a crucial part of the team’s Super Bowl XLI victory over the Chicago Bears, catching a 53-yard touchdown pass to open the Colts’ scoring.

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard presented Wayne with the key Friday afternoon during the Indiana Black Expo’s Corporate Luncheon.

“Reggie has given back to our community on and off the field, and I am thrilled to present him with the key to the city,” Ballard said.


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