The big story recently on the national level when it comes to a player considering retirement has obviously been Broncos' quarterback Peyton Manning, as he's deciding whether to return for an eighteenth year (though it's fully expected that he will). While that's a situation with the greatest player in Colts franchise history, there are a couple of other significant current Colts who considering retirement as well in wide receiver Reggie Wayne and defensive end Cory Redding.
When General Manager Ryan Grigson and head coach Chuck Pagano met with the media today at the NFL Combine, however, neither had any update to give on the status of either player.
"Really have not [had any conversations about that," Pagano said. "Do not have an update as far as those two guys right now. We'll just kind of wait and see on that, where they're at, where they're mindset is moving forward."
A follow-up question was asked to the head coach about his close relationship with Wayne and whether he would be the first one to know when Wayne decides. "I would think so, yeah," Pagano said. "He's got my number, I've got his. We have talked a lot. I think when the time comes , we all know he's going to have to go through some things in the offsason from a physical standpoint like many of them have to, so I'm sure he'll reach out when the time is right."