COLTS TO CUT MARVIN SOON
Posted by Mike Florio on February 18, 2009, 10:15 p.m. EST
In a move that has developed a feel of inevitability, the Indianapolis Colts soon will be parting ways with receiver Marvin Harrison.
Adam Schefter of NFL Network reports that the move will be made at some point before the start of the 2009 league year.
The problem is that Harrison has a $13.4 million cap figure for 2009. A full $7 million results from his base salary; thus, cutting him will create $7 million in cap space.
It’s possible that Harrison could dramatically reduce his salary and stick around. But there has been no talk along these lines.
If released, Harrison would become an unrestricted free agent. It remains to be seen whether another team would be interested, given his knee problems from the 2007 season and the lingering allegation that he fired a gun at another person on a Philadelphia street last year.
Before the 2007 season, Harrison was on pace to break all of Jerry Rice’s career receiving records, if he had continued to perform at a high level for several more years.
Regardless, Harrison has done more than enough to land in the Hall of Fame — even if at some point he lands in jail.