FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots players are looking brazen to carrying maestro far-reaching receiver and former opposition Reggie Wayne on their team.
“He’s a good player. He’s played during a high turn for a prolonged time,” associate receiver Danny Amendola pronounced Monday. “He played on some other good football teams. We’re vehement to have him.”
There was no proclamation by late afternoon Monday by a team, though Bill Belichick, creation his weekly coming on WEEI in Boston, said, “’’I consider we’ve agreed. I’ve had several (conversations) with him. We’ll see how it goes.”
Said haven Devin McCourty: “I’m a large fan.”
Wayne, who turns 37 in November, held 64 catches for 779 yards in 2014, his lowest season. He wanted to play his 15th true deteriorate with a Colts, who sensitive him they were going in another direction.
There hadn’t been most transformation on Wayne, seventh in NFL career receptions (1,070, 82 for touchdowns) and eighth in yardage (14,345), though a Patriots have been battling by injuries in a preseason and a need was there.
New England placed maestro receiver Brandon Gibson, who had 12 catches for 97 yards in dual preseason games before ripping his right ACL, on harmed haven Monday. Top wideout Julian Edelman heads a list of receivers who have nonetheless to seem in a game.
“We’ve never had him in a complement before — coaching him (just) in a Pro Bowl and all that — though we’ll only see how it goes,” pronounced Belichick. “He’s positively had a good career and has finished a lot of things for a Colt organization, essentially personification on a left, though afterwards in some-more new years being changed around to personification on a right and also in some container situations.
“I consider he has a lot of knowledge …”
Safety Tavon Wilson sees Wayne as potentially a clever change in a locker room.
“He’s been around for a prolonged time, so apparently he knows a tricks of a trade,” Wilson said. “You’re going to move an comparison man to a locker room for maestro leadership, so we’re blissful to have him and looking brazen to him being on a team.”
Added Amendola: “He knows how to get open and locate a ball. These coaches do a good pursuit of removing guys in position where they can make plays. I’m certain it’ll be a same thing with him, and carrying a maestro that everybody can learn from in a room is unequivocally nice.”
Indianapolis kicker Adam Vinatieri went a other approach in a rivalry, from New England to Indy, winning Super Bowls in both places.
“I’m happy for him. we know he wanted to play football,” Vinatieri said. “He’s a good aspirant and good athlete. He’s going to make that group better.
“It’ll be engaging to see him come here (Oct. 18), carrying him have a opposite jersey on. . we know I’m going to give him a large cuddle and say, ‘Congratulations and good luck.’”
NOTES: Amendola, who has been a teammate of Gibson’s with both a Rams and Patriots, said, “It’s unequivocally unfortunate. He’s a good football player. In my mind he’ll get his knee behind and rehab it. Brandon and we have shaped a clever attribute in a 5 or 6 years that we’ve been together. Obviously, my heart sank when we found out a news. He has a lot of support in a room. We all got his back, so his spirits are high.” . The Patriots re-signed rookie linebacker D.J. Lynch.
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