While this time of the year is always chock full of rumors and speculation, one such rumor that is making the rounds is that the Colts may actually look at unloading all-time great wide out Marvin Harrison. The veteran will be 36 years old in August, and is coming off a tough season in which a left knee injury held him to just playing in a handful of games and the other 11 games he was on the bench. He also has a whopping contract right now, making $7.6 million per season for the next four years.
Harrison signed a $67 million dollar extension back in December of 2004, and with the injury he is trying to come back from, there is plenty of doubt that he won’t be the same player he was when he and Peyton Manning were putting up record numbers year after year around the league. Harrison has now taken a back seat to Manning’s real favorite target – Reggie Wayne, and possibly even to up and coming 2nd year wide out Anthony Gonzalez.
Pro Football Weekly says that even with Harrison possibly not ready to go for camp but likely on the field for the start of the season, the team will probably keep him around, but if they can get a wide out in the draft and groom him to be a fit in the offense, Harrison’s job in 2009 seems to be a lot more in doubt than it does in 08.