Reggie Wayne gets closer to field work

FILE - Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne celebrates a touchdown reception in the second half against the Chicago Bears in an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Colts veteran receiver Reggie Wayne is as anxious as he’s ever been.

“I’m that Chevy that’s in the garage, as soon as you open that garage, I’m out, I’m gone,” Wayne said.  “I’m just waiting until they tell me I can go and suit up.”

Still no word on when that might be. Reggie Wayne spoke at the Colts complex for the first time since the season ended in January, and after months of rehab on the torn ACL he suffered in October against Denver.

#87 is ahead of schedule.

“This is probably the healthiest I’ve been since 2002,” Wayne said. “One blessing I do take out of last year is maybe it was time for me to kind of let my body heal a little bit. As a lot of you know, I took pride in being out there every game. I tried my best not to leave any Ts uncrossed.”

Even though he hasn’t been able to take part in OTAs or minic-amp, he has been on hand observing, and helping the younger receivers.

“I do a lot of my talking in the meeting room because they can kind of see it on film as I kind of give my little two cents. I’m always giving my two cents when I feel like it’s needed. I guess it’s up to them if they want to cash it in or not,” said Wayne.

Proving he can come back from such a serious injury no longer motivates him. It’s wanting to be back out there with his teammates.

After 13 solid years, he knows he has more.

“I know what my age is. I know what’s up against me,” he said. “I’m geeked about showing everybody what I can do at 35.”

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