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It looks like Reggie Wayne will spend part of the off-season deciding on his NFL family versus his real-life family. As the one remaining cog to the Indianapolis Colts’ Super Bowl and Peyton Manning days, Wayne is now at the ending of a career that may or may not see a bust in Canton. But that decision by the voters and the media is not the most pressing issue on his mind right now. His future in Blue and White versus the future with his kids and family is. The 2014 season may be the last time we see No. 87 on the outside, looking to catch a pass from Andrew Luck.
"Thirty-six, man. Kids growing up," Wayne explained to Mike Chappell of RTV6 in Indianapolis. "It's time for family decisions."
Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com write that this is where Wayne’s head is right now after the Colts lost in the AFC Championship game.
Wayne talked about wanting to spend more time with his three children, including his oldest, his 11-year old son who is playing football. He repeated the phrase "family decisions" a few times.
"It's real, man," he said of possibly retiring. "It's tough, it really is. You have to decide if you want to make that sacrifice again. A lot goes into it."
This is the first we've heard about Wayne possibly retiring, but it makes a lot of sense. He will be 37 years old next year, and does not have a contract for the 2015 season. Wayne is still productive, but he's no longer the same player. He hasn't had many big plays this season, and he's on pace for 848 receiving yards.
Wayne’s potential departure would surely close the book on a chapter with this franchise that was as successful as any in the NFL. Peyton Manning throwing touchdowns to both Wayne and Marvin Harrison before him was as natural as Steve Young combining with Jerry Rice and John Taylor.
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