Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne says he is waiting for the telephone to ring, telling Josina Anderson of ESPN that the team has not had any contact with him since the season ended.
Wayne, who has spent his entire 11-year NFL career with the Colts sounds resigned to the fact that he could be playing somewhere else next season as Indy undertakes a major rebuilding project that may even lead to the release of Peyton Manning.
Here is the quote of what Wayne had to say to Anderson:
“All I know is the Colts. That is where I want to be. I have been there 11 years and I would prefer to end my career a Colt. However, in due time those feelings could subside. I know one thing, my phone works. I do have service and every last bar on it and their number has not come across it yet. I haven't heard anything from them yet, so maybe I am not as important on the chain of command as I should be.
“But either way, I'm cool. I have nothing bad to say about the Colts. The Colts took me in and made me a millionaire. I had nothing before I got here but a bunch of invoices. So either way I am still good, and I will still be friends with all of my teammates. But I am still at a point with all of this Peyton stuff, and this Andrew Luck stuff that I can't be all the way worrying just about that. My phone hasn't rung yet. It's only fair I worry about number 87 first. When I'm signed, then I can weigh in more.”
It sounds as if Wayne feels a little lost amid the Manning saga and wants to be appreciated a little more by the Colts. Chances are, however, the appreciating could come from some other team in a few weeks.
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com