Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sad moment in Colts History.

Indianapolis Colts have released Marvin Harrison, ending the star receiver’s 13 year career with the team. Colts Owner Jim Irsay made the announcement earlier today after meeting with Marvin in a final effort to get him to re-sign for less money. Until today, Marvin Harrison had the highest salary cap number of any NFL receiver at $13.4 million. Harrison will turn 37 on August 25. He is coming off his least productive season in his NFL career. With the Colts cutting him today they save about $6 million on next season’s salary cap. Question is who will be cut next?!?!? Another sad moment in Colts history. Thank you Marvin. Good luck wherever you end up. You'll always be our MVP!

*Holds franchise receiving records with 1,102 receptions for 14,580 yards and 128 TDs.
*Holds franchise mark with 59 100+ games and 90 career games with touchdown receptions.
*Ranks 2nd in NFL career receptions, 4th in receiving yardage, 5th in touchdown receptions, tied for 2nd in 100+ games and 9th in total touchdowns.
*Ranks first in club history with receptions in 190 consecutive games, while streak of 190 consecutive games with a reception stands as the longest NFL streak to begin a career and second overall behind Jerry Rice (274 games).
*Harrison has club-record nine 3+-TD receiving games and 29 multiple-TD receiving games, while 29 multiple-TD games rank tied for 4th in NFL history.
*Became first player in NFL history with eight consecutive 10+-touchdown reception seasons (1999-06), snapping Rice's mark of seven consecutive seasons (1989-95).
*Tied Rice’s NFL record with eight consecutive 80+-reception seasons (1999-06), and Harrison is the only NFL player with 100+ receptions in four consecutive years (1999-02), including an NFL-record 143 receptions in 2002.
*Is the only NFL receiver to produce consecutive 1,500-plus-yard seasons (2001-02), and his three career 1,500-yard seasons ranks only behind Rice’s four.
*In 158 games together, Harrison caught 953 passes for 12,766 yards and 112 TDs from QB-Peyton Manning, the most completions, yards and touchdowns by a QB-WR tandem in NFL history.
*Was selected to eight career Pro Bowls (1999-06).
*Ranks 3rd in Colts history and 1st among non-kickers with 778 career points (995, K-Mike Vanderjagt; 783, K-Dean Biasucci).
*Led the team in TDs in 11 of 13 seasons, while he led the club in receptions and receiving yards in nine of 13 seasons.
*Has multiple receptions in 184 of 190 career games.
*Has most receptions over first 7 (665), 8 (759), 9 (845), 10 (927), 11 (1,022) and 13 (1,102) seasons of career of any NFL receiver.