Meanwhile, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans are not interested in Wayne.
Charles Robinson mentions that the interest in Wayne has been dampened by deep receiver draft classes in back-to-back year, which means he’ll likely need a spate of injuries to get consideration at this point in time.
According to Furst, the Broncos has some interest in possibly pursuing Wayne, but have since “backed off.”
This came after Wayne told reporters on Friday that NFL teams have shown interest in him recently and he intends to play in 2015, per Mike Chappell.
- Chappell guesses that Wayne would likely sign with a contending team if the opportunity presented itself.
- Wayne mentioned that he would ideally play one more season and then retire, per Kevin Bowen.
Of the teams mentioned, the Patriots, Texans and Ravens would appear to make much more sense than Packers, who are deep at the receiver position. It would also be surprising to see the Packers pursue a deal with Wayne when James Jones is currently a free agent.
Wayne, 36, was taken in the first round of the 2001 draft by the Colts. He’s played his entire career in Indianapolis and is in the discussion as a potential Hall of Fame receiver along with fellow Colt Marvin Harrison.
Wayne unfortunately suffered a major knee injury in 2013 and wasn’t able to return to his previous form upon returning to the field last season.
In 2014, Wayne appeared in 15 games and caught 64 passes for 779 yards and two touchdowns for the Colts. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 106 receiver out of 110 qualifying players, so this clearly wasn’t a great season by his standards.
We’ll have more regarding Wayne as the news is available.