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Pagano says it’s a struggle to keep Reggie Wayne off the field

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Colts receiver Reggie Wayne is eager to get back on the field after a torn ACL prematurely ended his 2013 season. But coach Chuck Pagano is telling Wayne to cool it.

Pagano joked that he needed to hire extra security on the first day of the Colts’ mandatory minicamp because Wayne was trying so hard to get on the field.

“Yeah, he was ready to run in there right at the end of that team drill,” Pagano said. “He looks great. Again, we’re going to have to have plenty of security around him so he doesn’t sneak out in pads come training camp time and try to get in there too soon. We all know what Reggie’s made of and how he’s wired and what his DNA is, and so he’s chomping at the bit obviously to get back out there.”

Asked if he thinks Wayne will be practicing by the start of training camp, Pagano answered, “I’d be shocked, I’d be shocked if he wouldn’t be.”

Wayne is 35, and a torn ACL is serious for anyone. But there’s little doubt that Wayne will be good to go long before the start of the season.

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16 Responses to “Pagano says it’s a struggle to keep Reggie Wayne off the field”
  1. dapollock69 says: Jun 18, 2014 6:28 AM

    Ol’ Chuck should set Reggie up with Marvin for a play date if he wants to keep Reggie off the field.

  2. berniemadoffsides says: Jun 18, 2014 6:29 AM

    It’s “champing at the bit”, actually.

  3. brownsmakemecrazy says: Jun 18, 2014 7:19 AM

    Love Reggie Wayne. Great WR

  4. killxswitch says: Jun 18, 2014 7:30 AM

    What would be more impressive, Peterson’s 2000 yard season after ACL surgery at age 28, or a 100+/1000+/10+ season from Wayne after ACL surgery at age 35?

  5. pridewatcher says: Jun 18, 2014 7:31 AM

    Sunshine story. Nothing wrong about that. Better than news about holdout, cuts, retirements, arrests.

  6. andrewluck12 says: Jun 18, 2014 7:32 AM

    You just can’t replace someone like Reggie. His stats don’t tell it how it actually is. The guy plays with nothing but heart. He’ll be canton bound one day. In the mean time, look out. 87 is gonna kill it this year

  7. kepdogg23 says: Jun 18, 2014 8:07 AM

    REGG-IE REGG-IE REGG-IE!!!!

  8. tylerhutchison2005 says: Jun 18, 2014 8:16 AM

    Damn he’s old

  9. tvjules says: Jun 18, 2014 8:18 AM

    He’s a true competitor, and a class act.

  10. nfl289 says: Jun 18, 2014 8:41 AM

    Of course he cant keep him off the field. He has only 1 leg. They should get him a wheel chair.

  11. flaccoishermanmunster says: Jun 18, 2014 8:44 AM

    eh, wait til September. They’ll have trouble keeping him on the field.

  12. doctormantistoboggan says: Jun 18, 2014 8:56 AM

    Maybe Dr. Irsay can give Wayne some Ludes, to keep him relaxed on the sideline.

  13. kev86 says: Jun 18, 2014 9:42 AM

    Not a Colts fan, but a fan of Reggie Wayne. Rooting for a great year for him unless he happens to be playing my team.

  14. dexterismyhero says: Jun 18, 2014 9:57 AM

    @flaccoishermanmunster says: Jun 18, 2014 8:44 AM

    eh, wait til September. They’ll have trouble keeping him on the field.
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    And why would that be?

  15. flaccoishermanmunster says: Jun 18, 2014 10:22 AM

    injury dexter, injury

  16. winstonjed44 says: Jun 18, 2014 11:27 AM

    Excited for the Colts offense this year. Offensive line looks like it should be improved, they added Hakeem Nicks, Wayne coming back from injury and TY Hilton emerging last year along with the TEs Allen and Fleener, that’s a nice group. Hopefully Pep let’s Luck loose more like he did later in the season last year.

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