Dec 15, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano talks to injured wide receiver Reggie Wayne before the game against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Chuck Pagano says Reggie Wayne is ‘chomping at the bit’


Reggie Wayne has had to wait a long time to get on the field so you’ll have to forgive him his lack of patience as minicamp opens for the Indianapolis Colts. It’s not every day that one makes such a clean recovery from an ACL tear, after all.

Pro Football Talk writes that Colts coach Chuck Pagano could barely keep Wayne off the field in the first day of mandatory minicamp. He even jokingly referred to what might happen if Wayne tries to sneak on the field.

“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.”

The Colts look to add on their first playoff win under Andrew Luck that came in the first round of the playoffs last year against the Kansas City Chiefs. If they want to do that, they’ll want the 35 year old wide receiver on board.

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Wayne has been a consummate professional in his time with the Colts. It’s easy to imagine that he’s rehabbed hard from his knee injury and will return to action in the regular season with little to hamper his play.

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