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09:10 AM ET 02.25 | We have it on good authority, if things don't work out with the Colts, which is the most likely scenario, the Patriots are definitely on the radar of five-time Pro Bowl player Reggie Wayne. In fact, Peyton Manning's landing spot notwithstanding, the Pats could be at or near the top of Wayne's list

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February 25, 2012  09:17 AM ET

Well...ok!

February 25, 2012  09:18 AM ET

and what other contenders are on his radar?

February 25, 2012  09:19 AM ET

Don't the Pats have enough possession receivers? Reggie has had a great career but I don't think he's the real vertical threat that he once was

February 25, 2012  09:23 AM ET

He could also land on the moon. At least there when you lose a step, no one notices.

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February 25, 2012  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Don't the Pats have enough possession receivers? Reggie has had a great career but I don't think he's the real vertical threat that he once was

Exactly. They may be on his radar, but I doubt the feeling is mutual.

February 25, 2012  09:38 AM ET

Mario Manningham - the irony singing.

February 25, 2012  10:01 AM ET

Interesting to see a player target a team rather than letting the teams come to him. Wayne would be a good fit with NE and Brady's style of play but, as so many have said before me, he doesn't have the downfield speed the Patriots need.

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February 25, 2012  10:20 AM ET

Ah, the aging WR thing. They hit the spot with Moss for a few seasons. But Galloway & Ochocinco didn't cut it. And, we all know they don't know what a WR looks like in the draft. They need to try going after someone under the age of 30.

February 25, 2012  10:42 AM ET

Reggie wearing a Pats uniform? Blasphemy!

February 25, 2012  10:50 AM ET

The Pats may have to go the FA route at WR considering their inability to develop any of their recent picks at that position.

February 25, 2012  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He could also land on the moon. At least there when you lose a step, no one notices.

Does Randy Moss know about this 'Moon' thing yet???

February 25, 2012  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The Patriots need a speed guy, which would stretch the defenses and allow possession guys such as Gronk, Welker and Hernandez to have more space. I think Brandon Lloyd might be a better fit than Wayne.

How about Donald Driver?

February 25, 2012  11:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

and what other contenders are on his radar?

The Ravens!

February 25, 2012  11:15 AM ET

Reggie Wayne's best recent year was last year where he averaged nearly 13 yards a catch without Peyton. The Pats are not a "mad bomber" team and Brady's more like a Joe Montana QB. Wayne actually fits pretty well. Course, Wayne seems to want them more than they might want him.

February 25, 2012  11:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Reggie Wayne's best recent year was last year where he averaged nearly 13 yards a catch without Peyton. The Pats are not a "mad bomber" team and Brady's more like a Joe Montana QB. Wayne actually fits pretty well. Course, Wayne seems to want them more than they might want him.

Ocho never fit in.

February 25, 2012  11:37 AM ET
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Ocho never fit in.

All the more reason that if there is a WR in the draft that is labeled "can't miss"... and that receiver rates higher than anyone they could use on Defense...



... Nevermind.

February 25, 2012  12:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Don't the Pats have enough possession receivers? Reggie has had a great career but I don't think he's the real vertical threat that he once was

If U ask Gisele she'll yell that the Pats have only Tom Brady to catch his passes.

 
February 25, 2012  12:15 PM ET

Brady was reduced to keeping his throws between the numbers because his team didn't have a dominant receiver who could stretch the field like in years past. I'm not sure if Wayne is that receiver at this stage in his career.

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