Colts’ Wayne back to practice after missing 5 days

Colts receiver Reggie Wayne has returned to practice after

missing five days for personal reasons.

Coach Jim Caldwell still has not said why Wayne was out.

The five-time Pro Bowler hadn’t practiced since last Wednesday

and skipped Friday night’s preseason game against Washington. Indy

lost 16-3.

On Monday, Caldwell said he expected Wayne back within 24 hours.

He made it back onto the field Tuesday.

Wayne has been a vital cog in the Colts’ high-scoring offense

for years, first as the complimentary receiver to Marvin Harrison,

then as Peyton Manning’s No. 1 option. Last year, Wayne had a

career-high 111 receptions for 1,355 yards and six touchdowns.

His return comes as Peyton Manning missed yet another practice

while he rehabs from offseason surgery to repair a nerve in his

neck.