ESPN’s John Clayton shot down some of the speculation about the Indianapolis Colts potentially trading wide receiver Reggie Wayne and defensive end Robert Mathis. Clayton replied to a question about the rumor on Twitter this afternoon. Here is Clayton’s response:
The source of the rumor was actually one of those trade deadline “what if” segments from Sports Center. Clayton’s colleague Adam Schefter postulated that the Bills should swap a fifth-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft for Wayne. Needless to say, the internet took that nugget and ran with it.
SB Nation’s Colts site, Stampede Blue, actually supports the idea of trading those players. Here is their read on the situation:
In return, the Colts get good value for two aging vets, and we begin the process of rebuilding. Some have said that such a move would upset Peyton Manning. Last I checked, Peyton was a player, not the team’s GM. He’s also signed and under contract for the next five years, and is recovering from his third neck surgery in two years. Management and the team owner shouldn’t give two smelly farts if Peyton is ‘upset’ or not. This Colts team is terrible, and if Peyton wants any shot at winning another ring, changes need to be made in Indy.
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