Wayne battled injuries last season and looked like a shadow of himself on the field. Coming off three surgeries in the past two years, the 36-year-old's speed is tapped. Still, it's not surprising to see coach Bill Belichick show interest in the respected wideout. The Patriots have always had a nose for hard-working veterans, leaving Wayne as a potential addition if injuries mount in New England.
Players now eligible to return from injured reserve after four games; practice squads increased to 16 players
The NFL and NFL Players Association recently agreed upon new rules for the 2022 season, notably pertaining to injured reserve and players having to miss a minimum of four games before they can return, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Wednesday.
Jameis Winston (ACL) participating in on-field workouts at Saints OTAs
Jameis Winston reinforced his intentions of being ready for Week 1 by taking part in on-field workouts during Saints OTAs on Wednesday.
Cardinals GM Steve Keim confident long-term deal will get done 'this summer' with Kyler Murray: 'He is our future'
In an appearance on "The Pat McAfee Show" Wednesday, Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said he's optimistic an extension will get done with QB Kyler Murray.
Buccaneers QB Tom Brady on MCL reconstruction: 'It felt for the first time this offseason, it's been really good'
Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady's knee feels "really good" after "finally getting it reconstructed last year."
NFL roundup: Latest league news from Wednesday, May 25
Two Cowboys wide receivers, James Washington and rookie Jalen Tolbert, did not participate in team drills during the first day of OTA workouts due to injury.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh on Lamar Jackson's absence from OTAs: 'It's for him to talk about'
Ravens coach John Harbaugh fielded questions about Lamar Jackson's contract situation and absence from OTAs on Wednesday as the QB's future in Baltimore remains unsecured.
Colin Kaepernick working out for Raiders on Wednesday
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who hasn't played in the NFL since the 2016 season, is working out for the Las Vegas Raiders on Wednesday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
49ers DL Javon Kinlaw has profane verbal confrontation with local reporter
San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Javon Kinlaw had a verbal confrontation with a local reporter Tuesday night after calling into the reporter's YouTube channel.
Buccaneers LB Devin White: 'It's Super Bowl or nothing' for Tampa Bay in 2022
Forty days and 40 nights without Tom Brady were more than enough for the Buccaneers to gain perspective. It's now or never for Tampa Bay.
Ron Rivera plans to use 'plethora' of running backs to Commanders' advantage in 2022
The Washington Commanders have a plethora of capable running backs. In fact, that's the term coach Ron Rivera used to describe the room this week. It's likely there isn't enough room for all of them, but Rivera sees value in having multiple options. Above all, Washington isn't planning on becoming a squad that leans on one ballcarrier.
Tyreek Hill hypes his QB Tagovailoa: He throws 'one of the prettiest balls I've ever caught'
Tyreek Hill might want to consider adding a new title to his resume: Tua Tagovailoa's hype man. Hill has fought back against those who wonder whether Tagovailoa is worthy of being a franchise quarterback, and remains convinced he's playing with a quality QB.
Panthers HC Matt Rhule: Sam Darnold entering 2022 with 'a little more edge'
Sam Darnold's debut season as a Panther didn't go as anyone in Charlotte had hoped, and nothing is guaranteed going into year two. But according to Panthers' head coach Matt Rhule, the quarterback is working harder than ever to prove he's worth the starting job.