According to Steve Andress, Media Reporter for the Indianapolis Colts, Head Coach Chuck Pagano told him that the team expects a decision by veterans Reggie Wayne and Cory Redding on their football futures “sooner rather than later” respectively:
As of now, the Colts brass still has no clear indication of what either veteran’s decision will be, as those decisions are “still being made”, per General Manager Ryan Grigson in today’s press conference:
"“Well, we’re still having those discussions,” Grigson said. “We still have to know if he [Reggie Wayne] wants to play. You know there certain guys [including Cory Redding] we’re still waiting to see if they still want to play this game and not, we’re still kind of..there’s a lot of things up in the air at this point, but you know…Reggie [Wayne] is an exceptional player, we don’t even have to go all into that, everyone in this room knows what he means to this franchise, and what he means to this organization.”"
While Redding would likely be welcomed back with open arms following another really solid season, the Colts could tasked with the uncomfortable situation of pushing beloved 14-year veteran wideout Reggie Wayne out the door. Wayne clearly wasn’t the same after a Week 7 triceps injury and only caught 1 reception for 12 yards in the team’s final 3 postseason games.
At 36 years old, it’s a fair question to ask just how much the should-be future Hall of Famer has left with dimished separation skills and showing many uncharacteristic drops last season.
It’s definitely a situation well-worth monitoring as the offseason progresses; however, it looks as though the Colts could have their answer by each veteran relatively soon.
Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Cory Redding (90) against the Denver Broncos in the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Colts defeated the Broncos 24-13. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports