In one of the more startling bits of news this week comes the word that the Indianapolis Colts have releases Marvin Harrison. Even more alarming is the news that the release comes at Harrison’s request. Maybe I’m too far removed from the area but I kind of had Harrison pegged as one of those franchise epitome players. The kind of guy you always associate with one team because he never leaves.
Looking more closely at the situation you’ll see that it all boils down to money. It always does. Harrison would have hit the Colts for $13 million cap dollars in the next NFL season. Apparently a cost that neither the Colts wanted to bear or Harrison wanted to burden them with. So a Pro Bowl caliber player bids his home farewell. He’ll end up somewhere else and he’ll be great. Bank on it.