Andrew Luck says Reggie Wayne is a ‘freak’ during ACL recovery

Reggie Wayne was the No. 30 overall pick in 2001 NFL Draft. 

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Doubters emerged when 35-year-old wide receiver Reggie Wayne went down last season with a torn ACL in Week 7.

But Wayne, who isn’t participating in the team’s OTAs, has conducted some workouts privately, which Andrew Luck — the Colts’ third-year quarterback — has witnessed. It’s safe to say Luck came away impressed.

"His attitude is awesome," Luck said, via ESPN.com’s Mike Wells. "He’s around, he’s coaching, he’s talking football. I feel like I know Reggie. He’s going to be back better than ever doing things that the 35-plus-years-olds shouldn’t be allowed to do on this earth. He’s a freak."

While the Colts added Hakeem Nicks and rookie Donte Moncrief, via the draft, this offseason, Wayne’s veteran presence would be a much-needed asset to the offense.

Head coach Chuck Pagano has been very cautious when addressing Wayne’s knee, and the team will continue to bring him along slowly.