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08:00 AM ET 07.18 | Reggie Wayne is just waiting to see a 317 area code pop up on his phone. Whenever the call comes, Wayne promises to answer and be ready even though his contract remains an issue. The five-time Pro Bowl selection is in the final year of a six-year, $39 million contract he signed in 2006. He's due a base salary of $5.95 million this season. That's hardly chump change, but below market value for a player of Wayne's caliber. The average salary of the top 10 receivers in 2010 was $8.65 million. ... "I'm a Colt. What else I'm gonna be?" Wayne said, dismissing a question about a possible camp holdout. "I'm going to go to work. That's what I do." Yet it's clear he yearns for a new deal from the Colts. He believes he has earned it.

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July 18, 2011  08:23 AM ET

Not an english teacher.

July 18, 2011  08:32 AM ET

He'll get it.

July 18, 2011  08:43 AM ET

Dismissing the question of a hold-out? Honouring his contract? His agent is going to be PIIIISSSSSSSSSED!!!

July 18, 2011  08:48 AM ET

The new CBA should be raising the cap, as well as lowering the rooking scale, so veterans like Wayne will/should get good paydays.

July 18, 2011  08:52 AM ET

I'm still a little suprised Marvin Harrison never re-surfaced anywhere. He could still have contributed somewhere. I suppose he wanted too much money.

July 18, 2011  08:53 AM ET

Show Reggie the love

July 18, 2011  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Dismissing the question of a hold-out? Honouring his contract? His agent is going to be PIIIISSSSSSSSSED!!!

I know. Think not holding out will help him in the long run.

July 18, 2011  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I'm still a little suprised Marvin Harrison never re-surfaced anywhere. He could still have contributed somewhere. I suppose he wanted too much money.

WORD!!

July 18, 2011  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Show Reggie the love

WORD!!

July 18, 2011  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I know. Think not holding out will help him in the long run.

I hope so - I like that

July 18, 2011  09:13 AM ET

32 years old. Yeah, he's still got some years in him.

July 18, 2011  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I'm still a little suprised Marvin Harrison never re-surfaced anywhere. He could still have contributed somewhere. I suppose he wanted too much money.

When his skills went, they WENT!!!!

July 18, 2011  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I'm still a little suprised Marvin Harrison never re-surfaced anywhere. He could still have contributed somewhere. I suppose he wanted too much money.

The whole car wash shooting incident didn't help much either....

July 18, 2011  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I'm still a little suprised Marvin Harrison never re-surfaced anywhere. He could still have contributed somewhere. I suppose he wanted too much money.

His off-the-field issues, rapidly diminishing skills, and salary demands crossed paths all at once.

July 18, 2011  10:03 AM ET

Some of these free agent players are going to be in for a rude awakening if there ends up being a salary cap this season. Of coarse if Congress cannot come up with a debt ceiling how can you expect the NFL to come up with a resonable salary cap?

July 18, 2011  10:08 AM ET

Time out - he signed a contract so live by it and stop complaining. If he had some terrible years in there would he have been knocking on the door to give back some of the money - I think not. So stop with this all and go back to work.

July 18, 2011  10:42 AM ET

didn't he have a so so year last year? not the best time to be talking about money..

July 18, 2011  10:51 AM ET

Good Luck on that 31% increase....

July 18, 2011  10:55 AM ET

Minn - Cold - Yes he signed a contract, however if he got injured, played poorly, etc., the Colts would have cut him and not paid the contract. If the team has that option, why do you expect the player to shut up and never say anything about his contract. Besides, Reggie never said he was not going to go to work, he just said he wants a new contract since his current one expires after this year.

 
July 18, 2011  10:58 AM ET

He signed a 39Mill. $ deal in 2006:
If he hadn't performed well during these past few years:: Do you think he'd offer some of the money back?
Guess having a premier QB, an pass 1st minded OC and an owner that secures a premium caliber O Line doesn't make you a better reciever, It's just YOU.
Gotta wonder how GREAT he'd be if he had Chad Pennington, Henne, Campbell or JeMarcus Russell as his QB?
SHUT UP and cash your check!

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