Reggie Wayne returns to Colts on three-year deal

In a shocking turn of events, Reggie Wayne will be returning to the only team he’s ever called home.

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Colts agreed to a three-year contract with Wayne, bringing the veteran receiver back to Indy as, presumably, Andrew Luck’s top future target.

NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports the pact is worth a “max” of $17.5 million.

This is a particularly baffling move because it appeared to be a foregone conclusion that Wayne, like many of his former teammates, played his last snap with the Colts.

Between his desire to become a package deal with Peyton Manning (so much for that) and Indianapolis’ unwillingness to reach out to the 33-year-old, this seemed like the last place Wayne would end up.

But this is precisely what makes free agency so thrilling, like a Christmas morning; you may have a pretty good idea of what you’re getting, but there’s also bound to be a surprise or two thrown in.

Count this in as one of the surprises.

Zack Kelberman
An award-winning sportswriter, reporter and blogger, Zack currently serves as the Miami Dolphins live correspondent and Team Stream curator for Bleacher Report. He's also a freelance NFL writer and the founder/editor-in-chief of Helmet2Helmet. His work has appeared on media outlets such as ESPN, Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports, MSN.com, FanSided.com, and About.com. Zack can be reached on Twitter (@ZackKelberman) or via email (zpkelb@gmail.com).
  • walter Tillery

    I know the Wayne family. A very good family. Reggie is walking in the steps of his father and mother which are educators and committed to this community and country. may God keep on blessing Riggie and his family.