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Reggie Wayne

Nov 3, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) catches a touchdown pass against the New York Giants during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. The Colts defeated the Giants 40-24. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Patriots signed Reggie Wayne as a free agent late this off season, but he did not make much of an impact for the team. After only two weeks on the roster, the two sides mutually parted ways, and Wayne has not landed on his feet with another team.

While rumors surfaced of the team and Wayne having a rough parting, Bill Belichick had nothing but nice things to say about Wayne as he walked out the door.

"“Obviously, Reggie’s time here was brief but it only confirmed what I already thought — he is a true professional who represents every positive attribute a player should emulate,” Belichick said in a statement released from the team."

This may also be a bit of a long-shot, but I could certainly see Belichick calling Wayne up to see what he thinks. Sure, he was only around for two weeks, but he undoubtedly learned some of the offense while he was with the team. Also, similarly to Moss, Wayne is a long-time veteran who would likely be able to pick up enough to make an impact anyway.

Wayne is not the same player that he once was, but a major part of his game in the past was sharp route running skills and incredibly consistent hands. Those are two things they typically do not deteriorate much with age, and he still hauled in 64 receptions for 779 yards and two scores with the Colts last year.

I am not sure if Wayne would be interested, but I think it is worth a call for the Patriots, as he could make an impact for this team.

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