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Packers plan on calling Reggie Wayne after he visits Patriots

Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne

Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne


Reggie Wayne wanted to play again, and it certainly appears he’s going to have a chance.

He even has some degree of leverage, and didn’t have to go to training camp.

According to Dianna Marie Russini of ESPN, the Packers are placing a call to Wayne pending the results of Jordy Nelson’s MRI.

Nelson went down yesterday, reportedly with a torn ACL. While the Packers have done a great job in recent years of finding home-grown replacements for departing free agents, having a proven guy like Wayne is obviously an appealing alternative.

But Wayne is taking a physical with the Patriots now, so there’s no guarantee the Packers can get him in for a visit, unless they’re willing to enter some degree of bidding war for the 36-year-old wideout.

It also makes sense that the Panthers would get in the mix, given the season-ending ACL tear to Kelvin Benjamin, but at this point, there are no reports that they’re interested.