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Source: Patriots agree to 1-year deal with ex-Colts wideout Wayne

Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne on the sidelines in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos in the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Colts defeated the Broncos 24-13. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne on the sidelines in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos in the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Colts defeated the Broncos 24-13. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots and veteran wide receiver Reggie Wayne have agreed to a one-year deal, a source confirmed to FOX Sports 1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo confirmed on Monday.

The news was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter.

A six-time Pro Bowler, Wayne has been without a team since the Indianapolis Colts opted not to re-sign him following the 2014 season. Wayne had offseason surgery on his triceps and knee and went in for a physical with the Patriots over the weekend.

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The Patriots have been dealing with injury issues at the wide receiver position as Brandon LaFell and Julian Edelman have missed all of training camp. Wayne's presence gives the team a steady hand with a proven track record in big games.

The Colts and Patriots will face off in Week 6 in Indianapolis.