The Facts: Speaking publicly for the first time since his employer for 14 seasons, the Colts, elected not to bring him back for another year, Wayne said Thursday night he intends to play a 15th NFL season next fall. "I still feel like I got some juice left," Wayne said. "I'm just going to play the cards the way they're dealt and go from there."
Diehards Line: Wayne is the Colts' all-time leader in games played, and ranks second in franchise history in receptions (1,070), receiving yards (14,345), touchdowns (80), 100-yard games (43) and consecutive games with a catch (134). He sits seventh in NFL history in career receptions and eighth in receiving yards. Wayne missed the final nine games of the 2013 season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament. Recovered in time for the 2014 campaign, Wayne tore his left triceps muscle midway through the year but fought through the injury for most of the season. He settled for 64 catches and just two touchdowns, and had only one catch in the team's three postseason games. All of which played into the decision by owner Jim Irsay and general manager Ryan Grigson to not bring back Wayne, who became a free agent March 1. Wayne said he holds no ill will towards the Colts as he enters unfamiliar territory: Finding a new team for the first time in his career.