Reggie Wayne retiring from NFL, sat out entire season


Reggie Wayne is officially retiring from the NFL.

After spending his entire career with the Colts, Wayne joined the Patriots last offseason but was not long for the roster. Wayne apparently did not feel the Patriots were a good fit and asked for his release which was granted before the season began. He was never linked to any other jobs so it is not a surprise that the 37-year-old is stepping away.

“Yeah, I’m done,” said Wayne via CBS 4 Indianapolis. “It was fun, but it’s time. Whenever you can admit that you’re done, you know you’re done.”

Wayne spent 14 seasons earning six trips tot he Pro Bowl and a Super Bowl ring. After starting as a complement receiver to Marvin Harrison, Wayne emerged as the Colts top target following Harrison’s retirement.

“I finally turned into a fan, a real fan,’’ Wayne said. “You know me, I’ve got my adult beverage. I’m eating some popcorn. I’m watching fans’ reactions. I’m watching the Jumbotron.”

Out of the NFL, Wayne has turned to cycling. He now cycles 20-25 miles three times a week.

Wayne caught 1,070 passes for 14,345 yards with 82 touchdowns making him a Hall of Fame candidate. He surely will earn entry into the Colts ring of honor.