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Reggie Wayne chose Colts over Patriots

Posted by Greg A. Bedard  March 16, 2012 05:05 PM

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Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne hinted recently in a journal on his website that he chose to return to Indianapolis instead of signing with the Patriots:

"Well..... kinda four teams at first. Then three and then two. And you Colts fans don't wanna know who other team was. I'll let you figure that one out. Ha! But like I said, I'm thrilled about my decision."

Well, a league source confirmed that the Patriots were indeed the other team.

It's unknown what the Patriots offered compared to the Colts, who inked Wayne for $17.5 million over three years ($7.5 million guaranteed).

Interesting whether it was the money or another factor -- staying at home and retiring a Colt -- Wayne chose not to go for another Super Bowl title since the Colts are clearly in a rebuilding mode, at least for next season.

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