Colts agree to release Harrison

Indianapolis can’t reach agreement with wide receiver

February 24, 2009


— Marvin Harrison refused to take a pay cut. The Indianapolis Colts couldn’t afford to keep him without one.

On Monday, the two sides reached agreement on one thing: Harrison will be a free agent.

Agent Tom Condon told the Associated Press that Indianapolis has agreed to release the franchise’s all-time leading receiver, although an official announcement is not expected until today or Wednesday.

The decision comes one day after team president Bill Polian said he hoped to cut a deal that would keep Harrison in Indy. When Harrison said no, the Colts said farewell.

“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.

Team officials declined comment, and a message was left by the Associated Press at the office of team owner Jim Irsay.


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