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Colts Mailbag Part I: Would Reggie Wayne play for New England?

Mike Wells: Who Reggie Wayne signs with won't impact me emotionally either way because that's not part of my job. As far as fans go, they shouldn't be sad if Wayne signs with the Patriots. Remember, he wanted to spend his 15th and final NFL season playing for Indianapolis. The Colts were the ones who decided they didn't want to re-sign Wayne. That means Wayne is free to sign with any team, including rivals such as New England, which reportedly had interest in him when he was a free agent in 2012. It'll be interesting to see who Wayne signs with and how effective he can be after he had his worst year since 2002 last season, totaling 64 receptions for 779 yards and two touchdowns while dealing with an elbow and torn triceps in the second half of the season. Wells: So you're skipping the battle to be the No. 2 running back behind starter Frank Gore? Those players -- rookie Josh Robinson, Daniel "Boom" Herron and Vick Ballard -- are the same ones who are competing to back up Gore. If the season started today, I'd have to have say Herron would be the No. 2 back because he averaged 4.5 yards a carry and ended last season as the starter. Robinson has obviously yet to play a down in the NFL and Ballard's injury problems are well-documented. He's only played one game since the 2012 season because of a torn ACL and torn Achilles. Wells: Joe Reitz should be known as Mr. Versatility because of his ability to play multiple positions on the offensive line. He started one game at left guard, two games at right guard and one game at right tackle last season. But to answer your question, Reitz will likely not be a starter this season. Jack Mewhort is expected to start at right tackle if Gosder Cherilus isn't ready. Lance Louis or Hugh Thornton will likely start at left guard if Mewhort is forced to play tackle. If Cherilus is healthy, though, Mewhort will go back to left guard, where he started 13 games as a rookie last season.