One of the greatest Colts in franchise history is back at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday to watch his former team take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Wide receiver Reggie Wayne, who isn't officially retired but hasn't been on a team since asking for his release from the Patriots in training camp, is in the house on Sunday to watch the Colts game. His friend Amp Harris tweeted out a picture of himself, Wayne, and Colts head coach Chuck Pagano before the game today.
Wayne is back in Indianapolis for a charity event in Carmel on Monday, a "Dinner Amongst the Stars" event with Wayne and Robert Mathis with proceeds benefitting the Indiana Children's Wish Fund. While he's around, it made sense for the former wide receiver to stop by to visit his former teammates and watch his former team.
Jim Irsay welcomes back Reggie Wayne @Colts @nfl pic.twitter.com/zOi5cMHxxT— Steve Andress (@ColtsReporter) November 29, 2015
As you would expect, everyone wants a hug from Reggie pic.twitter.com/ztjkg1OYPD— Kevin Bowen (@KBowenColts) November 29, 2015
The Colts are playing their first season without Wayne since 2000, the year before he was drafted. The team decided to let him walk in free agency during the offseason and not bring him back, and while he did sign on with the New England Patriots for a brief period of time, he hasn't really garnered much attention and is likely done.
During his time with the Colts, Wayne played in more games than any other player in franchise history and was a part of more wins than any Colt ever as well. He caught 1,070 passes for 14,345 yards and 82 touchdowns, compiling a resume that very well could see him wind up in Canton one day. Regardless of whether that happens or not, Wayne will go down as one of the best Colts players of all-time and a fan favorite. Even though it's not on the field wearing number 87, it's still nice to see Reggie Wayne in Lucas Oil Stadium once again.