In a rather stunning move, a report says that the Colts are going to release all-time leading wide out Marvin Harrison before the start of free agency next Friday. The report came Thursday from NFL Network, which if true would end the more prolific passing combo in the history of the league with Peyton Manning to Marvin Harrison being no more.
Manning and Harrison have the following NFL records together – most completions (971), yards (13,090) and touchdowns (110) of any quarterback-wide receiver duo. The 36-year-old’s release would save the Colts about $7 million against the cap in the 2009 season.
Harrison played in just five games in 2007 due to a knee injury. Last season, he caught 60 passes for a career-low 636 yards five touchdowns in 15 games. He was the Colts first-round pick in 1996, and has a career 1,102 catches for 14,580 yards and 128 touchdowns in 190 games with the Colts.
New head coach Jim Caldwell said that even he was not sure what the future would hold for Harrison with the club. “We’re not quite certain what’s going to happen,” Caldwell said. “But we hope to have him back.”