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Reggie Wayne hints at a holdout

NFL_wayne4.jpgIt looks like we need to add another player to our periodic Holdout Watch.

Colts receiver Reggie Wayne, who has stayed away from the team in the offseason, wouldn’t commit to showing up for training camp.  Via StampedeBlue.com, Wells spoke to WISH-TV in Indy after his charity basketball game at Conseco Fieldhouse.

I guess it’s like LeBron James,” Wayne said, laughing.  “Like the Decision.  I guess we gotta see. . . .  An hour special coming up.  Decision Part 2.”

He later turned a bit more serious.  “We have to see,” Wayne said.  “We’re just gonna take it day by day.  I would love to see Anderson [University, the new location of the team’s training camp].  I never been there.  When that day comes, we’ll see what’s up.”

He then seemed to suggest he’ll show up, even if there isn’t a new deal.  “We’ve been talking.  A guess you could say that.  But we’re just gonna let them do their thing.  I’m just gonna come and play football.  When that phone rings with the good news, I’ll be excited.”

The phone may never ring.  Colts president Bill Polian has said that neither Wayne nor defensive end Robert Mathis will be getting new contracts to replace deals that have two years left on them, respectively.  Per NFLPA records, Wayne is due to earn base salaries of $5.47 million in 2010 and $5.95 million in 2011. 

Indeed, if quarterback Peyton Manning, who has one year remaining on his contract, won’t be getting paid until the labor situation has resolved, there’s no way any other player with one year or more on his contract will be getting another cent.  

But if/when that new contract comes, Reggie, just make sure you sign the thing before Tracy Porter grabs it and runs the other way.

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24 Responses to “Reggie Wayne hints at a holdout”
  1. Ryan_Mack says: Jul 18, 2010 10:43 AM

    Nice dig

  2. jersey73 says: Jul 18, 2010 10:49 AM

    Florio continues to be a small man.

  3. Profootballtalk Rocks says: Jul 18, 2010 10:50 AM

    Nice shot at the end! Too funny.

  4. Meat Tuperello says: Jul 18, 2010 11:01 AM

    He’d give 100% in signing his contract unlike his half-assed effort in the Super Bowl.
    Great job Reggie. You should be embarrassed.

  5. litemater95 says: Jul 18, 2010 11:04 AM

    Who the HELL is Wells?

  6. NationalFelonLeague.com © says: Jul 18, 2010 11:40 AM

    Florio, Gregg and Evan Silva can line up at receiver for the Colts and Peyton will still break 4000 yards throwing.

  7. QB_of_the_Future says: Jul 18, 2010 11:45 AM

    But if/when that new contract comes, Reggie, just make sure you sign the thing before Tracy Porter grabs it and runs the other way.
    BOOM! Roasted.

  8. robert ethen says: Jul 18, 2010 12:11 PM

    Reggie is still trying to scratch together the airfare. His credit cards are all maxed out.

  9. gmitch23 says: Jul 18, 2010 12:19 PM

    Forio, i use to think readers were being hard on you for your comments but after this last one i feel sorry for you no more, you really are a duche. Try being professional you’re no Dan Patrick.

  10. LovinBlue says: Jul 18, 2010 12:23 PM

    @robert ethen – now THAT’s funny!

  11. HarrisonHits says: Jul 18, 2010 1:07 PM

    Just another player to add to the greedy a-hole list.
    More than 5 mil a year the next 2 years isn’t enough for this walking bag of used douche juice ?
    Screw him.

  12. SeaColt213 says: Jul 18, 2010 1:18 PM

    Im a huge Colts fan but wtf is the point of a multi year contract if these turds are gonna suggest a hold out is possible when you still have two years on your contract at a pretty damn good price for an above average wr?.?.?.?.?

  13. winslow says: Jul 18, 2010 1:48 PM

    How much leverage does Wayne have? He is their best receiver, but Indy is loaded at wr. Polian may call his bluff. In fact, trading Wayne in a deal for Logan Mankins would improve the Colts.

  14. Belichick Is God says: Jul 18, 2010 2:36 PM

    awesome news, and great last sentence!

  15. Colts18 says: Jul 18, 2010 3:39 PM

    Honor your contract man

  16. Mike Daly says: Jul 18, 2010 3:59 PM

    Reggie Wayne needs to shut up, sign what they give you, and report to camp – Chris Johnson appears ready to do so and even Logan Mankins may be coming to his senses now.

  17. Spiny Norman says: Jul 18, 2010 4:01 PM

    winslow says:
    “…In fact, trading Wayne in a deal for Logan Mankins would improve the Colts.”
    What would the Pats do with Wayne? He’d be #3 on the Pats WR depth chart. I’d take a Second Round draft pick before that greedy ignoramus.
    What are these players smoking/drinking/injecting/sniffing? Play it cool until the new CBA, or be on every team’s poop list!

  18. Spiny Norman says: Jul 18, 2010 4:30 PM

    Mike Daly says:
    “Reggie Wayne needs to shut up, sign what they give you, and report to camp – Chris Johnson appears ready to do so and even Logan Mankins may be coming to his senses now.”
    Wayne and Johnson don’t have to sign anything their teams give them: they are already under contract.
    Mankins’ is a totally different situation: he is a free agent, so he does have to make a decision about what he has been offered. He has decided not to play football for only $33.27 M over five years. We do not know how much of that money is guaranteed.

  19. Ray Ray is soft says: Jul 18, 2010 5:20 PM

    He’s 31 years old now.He won’t be getting a new contract when Peyton is the main concern.It’s a shame though,Andre Johnson will be getting his third soon…lol.Well hopefully for him before the season starts.Why don’t he ask Peyton to take a pay cut so he can get paid?

  20. sharkattack says: Jul 18, 2010 6:45 PM

    Nice dig.
    This dude is one of the best WR in the NFL. Still, the Colts are loaded with Collie, Garcon, and Gonzalez. I could see them trading Wayne. He would command no less than a second round pick, and we all know how much GM’s love their draft picks.
    I would give a second in a heartbeat for this guy. Proven elite talent vs. youth and unproven ability.
    Too bad Madden under-values draft picks so much.
    lol

  21. dlmcc0909 says: Jul 18, 2010 8:26 PM

    Wayne has no leverage here. No one on that team will get their deal reworked until Manning’s is done. That and the fact that Manning made Garcon and Collie look great simply because he is an unbelievable QB. With no labor deal in place these guys need to wake up to the reality that they need to wait. Polian is tough as nails I dont see him budging especially with a WR.

  22. AbeFreshly says: Jul 18, 2010 8:42 PM

    “But if/when that new contract comes, Reggie, just make sure you sign the thing before Tracy Porter grabs it and runs the other way.”
    Kinda like that comment grabbed this article & ran the other way.

  23. stanjam says: Jul 18, 2010 11:41 PM

    If I were in his position I would show up. Take your job seriously, and be thankful you have it. But then again I have a unique perspective, and it isn’t one looking at millions down the road any time soon.
    Be thankful that you have the talent, and are in a position where the worst deal you will get will set you for life. Show up and act like it. I know if I were in that position, I would be there, because that kind of behavior is the best way to achieve the ultimate goal, winning that ring. The contract will come, just show up and play.

  24. SeriousRadio says: Jul 19, 2010 12:32 PM

    Wells is the proofreader who ditched work today.

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