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Reggie Wayne tore his ACL when trying to adjust his body to a throw from Andrew Luck in the fourth quarter of the Indianapolis Colts' 39-33 victory over the previously undefeated Denver Broncos.
ESPN's Adam Schefter delivered the somber confirmation on Monday morning via Twitter:
Confirmed and crushing: tests showed Colts WR Reggie Wayne has a torn ACL. His season and streak of 189 straight games is over.
Wayne was targeted 194 times and caught 106 passes in 2012. Through seven games this year, the future Hall of Famer saw 58 targets and made 38 receptions.
His season ends with 1,006 career catches.
Player Who Must Step Up
Bey is a stunning speedster, but he's struggled mightily with drops and consistency his entire NFL career.
He received a season-high seven targets against the Broncos and caught four of them for 44 yards and a touchdown.
Even if the Colts decide to mainly use him on bubble screens and reverses, the former top-10 pick has to become an explosive playmaker for Indianapolis to continue to thrive on offense.
T.Y. Hilton must become a focal point of the Colts' aerial attack, but he'll need complementary production from others around him.
Brazill was a sixth-round pick in the 2012 draft and was suspended for the opening four games of the 2013 campaign after violating the league's substance abuse policy.
He has not accumulated any stats this season.
That will have to change over the next two months if Indianapolis wants to give Andrew Luck more throwing opportunities.
This one's simple. The Colts traded away their 2014 first-round pick for Richardson. Through five games in Indianapolis, the former No. 3 overall pick has carried the ball 75 times for 228 yards (3.0 YPC).
Donald Brown isn't the answer for the Colts running game.
Richardson was supposed to be.
He needs to start producing at a much more efficient level to give the Colts offensive balance.