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February 23, 2009
by Ryan Hudson
If you're an NFL team who's in the market for a star wide receiver who has past troubles with a gun and may or may have have shot a man, you're in luck: Marvin Harrison has asked for his release from the Colts, according to NFL.com's Adam Schefter
After the two sides couldn’t agree on a restructured contract, WR Marvin Harrison asked the Colts to release him, a league source said Sunday night.
As much as the team would rather not — and Colts president Bill Polian acknowledged Sunday that it’s a tricky situation — Harrison is a luxury that Indianapolis can no longer afford.
Now that Harrison has declined to restructure his contract, the Colts have little choice but to let him and his $13.4 million salary-cap number go. It will mark the end of an illustrious 13-year career in Indianapolis, where Harrison and QB Peyton Manning formed one of the greatest quarterback-receiver tandems in NFL history.
Schefter speculates that Philadelphia could be the favorite to land Harrison, reuniting him with Syracuse teammate Donovan McNabb and putting him in the city that he already calls home.