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  • Feb
    24

    Indianapolis Colts Release Wide Receiver Marvin Harrison

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    All good things must come to an end.   As widely reported earlier this week, the Indianapolis Colts made it official on Tuesday, releasing wide receiver Marvin Harrison after an amazing 13-year run with the Colts.  Colts owner Jim Irsay met with Harrison one more time today in an effort to convince Harrison to re-work his contract to fit within the team’s financial budget for the 2009 NFL season.  But when Harrison refused to accept a pay cut, the Colts decided to release the veteran.  Harrison has the highest salary-cap hit of any NFL wide receiver – sitting at a whopping $13.4 million for the upcoming campaign. The move will save the Colts around $6 million in salary cap space for the 2009 NFL schedule.

    Harrison turns 37 years old in August.  He is the Colts all-time receptions leader with 1,102 career receptions.  But in 2008, Harrison had his least productive year with the Colts in a season in which he was not injured.  Harrison only had 60 receptions for 636 yards and 5 touchdowns.  Harrison has the 2nd most career receptions in NFL history.

    The Colts will move on with Peyton Manning leading the charge.  Manning’s primary receivers will continue to be Reggie Wayne, Anthony Gonzalez and Dallas Clark.

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