The Indianapolis Colts announced Friday they will not re-sign All-Pro receiver Reggie Wayne, marking the end of an era for that franchise.
Wayne, once Peyton Manning’s favorite target, was the club leader in regular-season games played (211) and wins (143), and ranks second in receptions (1,070), yards receiving (14,345), receiving touchdowns (80), 100-yard games (43) and consecutive games with a reception (134).
Many of the Colts’ receiving records are held by Marvin Harrison, who played for them from 1996-2008.
Said Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson of Wayne: “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 [Coach Chuck Pagano] 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.”
Wayne spent 14 seasons with the Colts after being selected with the 30th pick in the 2001 draft.