Personally, I expected it to happen. And those who follow the Indianapolis Colts probably did – or at least hope he did – expect it to happen.
What I am referring to is Reggie Wayne and the rumor that he was going to skip training camp.
Well folks, you can rest easy as Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reports that the wide receiver, on his website, indicated that he will, in fact, arrive in anderson in time for training camp.
According to Wayne, there has steady rain down in South Florida which necessitated the change of scenery. I would venture to say that it has more to do with his contract progressing along as opposed to the weather in Florida, although Wayne has two years left on his current contract and the Colts have indicated that they will not address his deal right now.
Because Reggie is Peyton Manning’s go-to guy, it is imperative that he shows up. My guess is that team owner Jim Irsay will look into Wayne’s contract and ensure that he spends the rest of his career in Indianapolis. Wayne and Robert Mathis tried to pull the “I want more money” stunt back in June, with no appreciable results for either player.
Let’s face it – Reggie is hardly “underpaid”. He and Mathis will have to do what other Colts players in similar circumstances will have to do: take a number and have a seat.