The Colts today reportedly made a tough decision, as they have decided to cut their all-time leading wide out, Marvin Harrison. Reports say that the agent for Harrison said that his client is being released after not taking a pay cut from the Colts. Tom Condon told the AP that the team has agreed to let go of Harrison, although an official announcement is not expected until tomorrow or Wednesday.
“Basically, we were not able to come to any kind of agreement, it was not contentious and the Colts have agreed to release him,” Condon said in a phone interview.
The Colts will save about $6 mil with the move, but they would still be charged for prorated bonuses from the $66 million deal he signed in December 2004. The 36-year-old is coming off a rather down season, one of, if not his worst, as in 15 games he caught just 60 passes for 636 yards with five touchdowns.
Harrison ranks second in NFL history with 1,102 receptions. He was the teams first pick of the 1996 draft, and combined with Peyton Manning for more completions, yardage and touchdowns than any duo in league history. He made eight Pro Bowls, won a Super Bowl ring, and his 14,550 yards rank fourth on the NFL’s career list. He is No. 5 all-time with 128 TD catches and holds all major single-season and career receiving marks for the Colts.