A Pay Cut the Reason Added to the Possible Release of WR Harrison?

The talk about Marvin Harrison being let go by the Colts continues, and today AP wrote that a pay cut may be the reason why in the end, Harrison will be a Colt no more.

Marvin Harrison’s reluctance to take a pay cut could mark the end of his career in Indianapolis. Earlier Sunday, Colts president Bill Polian told reporters at the NFL’s annual scouting combine that the team was trying to rework Harrison’s deal to lower his salary cap number from approximately $13.4 million, the highest number of any receiver in the NFL. “I don’t want to characterize discussions in any other way other than to say we’re having discussions,” Polian said.

“We’re working on two fronts. On the one front, we are impacted by the salary cap for the first time in 11 years because of the new rules that come in this year as the last capped year. That is not something, quite honestly, that we planned for. So, we are impacted by that. As a result, that creates issues with any number of players. Marvin is one of them. Hopefully, we can find a way to work through that and we’re trying to.

I don’t have any answers beyond that other than we’re trying to work through it.” But a person familiar with the negotiations, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has not made an announcement, said Harrison “probably would not be interested in” taking a pay cut.


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One Response to “A Pay Cut the Reason Added to the Possible Release of WR Harrison?”

  1. Bestcatch43 says:

    I still say the refs in the San Diego game were wrong on 3 of our plays that would have driven our colts to at least 2-3 first downs and a whole lot of better outcome would have occurred one of Reggie’s catches and two of Gonzales’s catches were inbounds. The challenge should have been made but I guess it was best to let the Bolts head along without us. I agree also on leaving the overtime debate alone so our players don’t get injured. I believe the Colts will have some magic this 2009/10 season and a Bowl ring on the agenda. Go Colts Get-R-Done

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