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Report: Packers express interest in Reggie Wayne

Could Green Bay add another receiver to the offense?

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Because the Green Bay Packers don't have enough of a logjam at wide receiver, they might be kicking the tires on a well-regarded veteran. According to Dave Furst of WRTV-6 in Indianapolis, the Packers and several other teams have shown some interest in former Colts wideout Reggie Wayne.

Wayne has spent his entire 14-year career with the Colts and served as the go-to receiver for both Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck. Wayne has amassed an impressive 1070 receptions for 14,345 yards and 82 touchdowns, making him a strong candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Still, the soon-to-be 37-year-old receiver has lost the quickness that made him one of the NFL's best, which may explain why Indianapolis hasn't made a push to retain him. Wayne may still have another season left in him, but he would likely serve as a reserve for whatever team signs him.

Of course, the Packers don't currently lack for options in the receiving corps. Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb earned Pro Bowl nods last season, and second-year wideout Davante Adams appears ready for a breakout season. Green Bay also drafted Ty Montgomery in the third round of this year's draft and has several other talented options that expect to challenge for roster spots. With that much depth at the position, what can a past-his-prime Wayne add to the team?

This isn't the first time the Packers have been connected to a veteran wide receiver this offseason. Back in March, Andre Johnson reportedly had interest in coming to Green Bay. He ultimately ended up with the Colts, taking Wayne's spot in the offense.

(h/t to @ArrickUpton for bringing this story to our attention.)

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an SB Nation newsdesk contributor and NFL writer for Sports on Earth.