Sports Illustrated’s Peter King is reporting that former Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison is planning on retiring. The report stated that Harrison’s injured knee as well as his inability to get it healthy is the reason for walking away.
Here was a quote from King: “I’ve been told reliably that Marvin Harrison’s not playing any more. Knee hurts. Can’t get healthy like the old Marvin.”
It’s been a tough offseason for Harrison, who was released February 25th by the Colts after he didn’t take a pay cut. Since then he has been really unable to find any team that has a legit interest in him. Injuries, including the knee, have limited him to 20 games total since 2007.
It’ll probably come down to seeing if a team is even going to need Harrison if a player gets hurt during the remaining minicamps or training camp. Other than that, it appears that the ship has sailed on Harrison, and he’s no longer really a player any teams wants to deal with.