Aug 1, 2011; Anderson, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts tight end Dallas Clark (44), wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87), and wide receiver Pierre Garcon participate in the first practice at training camp at Anderson University. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Chargers Free Agency Shopping List: Reggie Wayne and Pierre Garcon

More and more each day it sounds like Vincent Jackson will be sporting a new uniform next season, so we better start looking toward free agent wide receivers. We already have been looking at the names at safety and outside linebacker, but here are a couple of names to look at from Indy for the receiver position: Reggie Wayne and Pierre Garcon.

In order to see what is happening with these guys, I hit up our friend Adam Hughes from Naptown’s Finest for his thoughts:

I think most of us expect Wayne to be gone for sure, and Garcon will probably have a fairly hefty price tag, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see him walk. There is a lot of sentiment for just tearing everything down to the bare metal and starting over, but we’re going to have a high-profile QB here one way or another, so it might make sense to hang onto at least one pair of hands.

Wayne is not what he used to be, an I fear a lot of that has to do with the fact that Manning makes his receivers look so good. Reggie is steady, but #18 turned him into a HOF-type player. There isn’t a lot of big-play ability there, though Wayne is pretty rock-solid when it comes to running routes and catching the ball. Garcon is more flashy and more likely to make big plays and stunning catches than is Wayne, but Pierre seems to have a concentration issue. He drops the ball a lot, in other words. He could be a #1, but he probably still has some growing pains to go through.

These guys are both pretty well-liked around Indy, and Garcon is heavily into charity work, especially in his homeland, Haiti. Wayne has made a lot of noise lately about wanting to stay with the Colts, so he might stick around if he accepts the dreaded “hometown discount.”

A lot of information to take in there!

Let’s start out with Reggie, will he take that discount with the Colts? I think it really depends if they are going to keep Peyton around (and I don’t see that happening). How much could an aging receiver get anyway? If Wayne can still run clean routes and catch the ball, then I think Philip Rivers would be able to get the rock to him. I think the Philip can make him as much of a threat as Peyton did.

Now Pierre with the dropsies!?! I actually do remember Peyton getting a little pissed at him a couple of seasons ago for putting that ball on the ground. Chargers receivers have been pretty sure handed with that football and I would hate to see our receiver put that ball on the ground in a big game like those Patriots did. He does make some big plays though and he is young. Could we overlook some drops for those big plays?

Would you want to bring in either of these guys to start at receiver with Malcom Floyd?

Check out the other players that we have had on the shopping list so far: Shopping List

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  • the gorn

    AJ’s a piece of sh*t! How can anyone love this team when the ownership is not serious as the fans are about winning. At least the New York Yankee ownership despite being arrogant and gluttonous, tries its best to bring home the trophy. Where’s the f*cking pride?

    • RussellGrant

      @the gorn The Spanos family learned their winning approach from Donald Sterling and the Clippers. Translation: He’s just happy he has a team and that he gets to go to the parties.

  • MikeTuck

    I’d pass on Indys W/R’s , age and the players we have are as good if not better. Shopping to shop. I agree though that we have to have someone in mind if Jackson isn’t signed. Notice I put that burden on Smith, Turner and Rivers have his back and Jackson would like to stay. And if they treat Floyd as bad as they did last year, well lets just say Smith should be smarter when Floyd and Jackson want to stay teamates and Brown will fill their shoes just fine. If anything they should invite a free agent walk-on or use their 5th to 7th on a w/r.

  • Bleu

    Better sign VJ and draft a w/r thats the best bert we have 3 good receivers one more would do us some justice. You never know a good thing until u lose it. We lose VJ then a big part of our passing game will be affected not saying he can’t be replaced but the cohesiveness of our wr core vj gates floyd brown is decent if we can get one more piece we will be great.

  • MikeTuck

    @Russel; Absolutely right on the money. You speak to the city and it’s fans by your actions, not words. Spanos is no more committed to this team than his dad was. They’ve showed no ability to hold on to talent or make the sacrifices to winning that are made through team building. The partys is right on, that’s why he wants a new stadium w/ luxery boxes to show off to his Corprorate friends. It’s not about the game, so it’s about himself and what his dad did to purchase the Chargers. Alex Spanos wanted to buy a proffesional NFL team, why? If you buy any buiness you do it to be the best, otherwise it’s your toy and your the one playing with proffesional atheletes and their welfare. This does the league a injustice as well as the City and it’s fans. The NFL should look into these owners backgrounds before allowing them in. The NFL Players Association should be putting money into team sharing by all players. So many shares to how much each player puts in, and get the players themselves as co-owners of the teams they played for. Players always don’t know what to do when they retire, they miss the game. This would cure that, and add pride in ownership along with competitiveness. Keep Corporate America from ruining sports, teams aren’t toys.

  • MikeTuck

    @Bleu; They are great now, with a good back-up to Gates and a reciever like Brown coming in they’d be SPECIAL.