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Reggie Wayne retires from the NFL, per report

The longtime Colts star will reportedly call it quits after an ill-fated stint with New England.

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The countdown clock for Reggie Wayne's induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame is ticking. Wayne intends to announce his retirement, according to Mike Chappell of CBS 4 in Indianapolis. That ends a 14-year NFL career spent entirely with the Indianapolis Colts.

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 Patriots -- 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: Peyton Manning.

Wayne had only two catches in the biggest game of his career (Super Bowl 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 that Tracy Porter intercepted 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 with Marvin Harrison to 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 Hurricane Andre Johnson inherits the lead in both categories.