The countdown clock for according to Mike Chappell of CBS 4 in Indianapolis. That ends a 14-year NFL career spent entirely with the .induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame is ticking. Wayne intends to announce his retirement,
The 36-year-old spent two weeks in training camp with the New England Patriots -- a jarring sight for fans of both the Colts and-- but he and the team agreed to leave him off the 53-man roster.
Between 2001-14, Wayne played in a franchise-record 211 games for the Colts and also set a record with 143 wins. In both cases, he broke the marks set by the man he was linked with for most of his career:.
Wayne had only two catches in the biggest game of his career (41), but one of them was a 53-yard touchdown on Indianapolis' first drive. That stopped any momentum the Chicago Bears had built from Devin Hester's 92-yard touchdown return of the opening kickoff.
Three years later, Wayne caught five passes for 46 yards in Super Bowl 44, but he was also the intended receiver on the pass thatintercepted and returned for the touchdown that clinched the New Orleans Saints' 31-17 victory.
Wayne was selected by the Colts out of Miami in the first round of the 2001 draft, and he teamed up withto give Manning a great receiving tandem. He went over 1,000 yards receiving in seven straight seasons and eight out of nine, and had four seasons with at least 100 receptions.
With his retirement, Wayne steps down from his position as the active career leader in both receptions (1,070) and yards (14,345). Fellow Hurricaneinherits the lead in both categories.