Indianapolis Colts Free Agency: Reggie Wayne Should Have Been Franchise Tagged

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Indianapolis Colts Free Agency: Reggie Wayne Should Have Been Franchise Tagged
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Reggie Wayne during the 2011 preseason.

When the NFL's deadline for franchise tags passed today, the Indianapolis Colts slapped it on defensive end Robert Mathis. They elected not to use it on veteran receiver Reggie Wayne, as well as receiver Pierre Garcon.

What a mistake.

There a variety of reasons that this was a terrible gaffe by management, and we will take a look at a few of them here.

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