Coach Bill Belichick on Monday praised Wayne for having "a lot of versatility," but the veteran visibly lost a step last season. Wayne chalked that up to a variety of nagging pains, saying: "Last year, the whole year I played injured, from Week 1 to the end. I know what I can do. I know what I'm capable of."
Wayne is experienced enough to pick up the new scheme, but he's no guarantee to make the roster. His future with the Pats boils down to how his body cooperates when the bullets start flying.