View Full Version : Marvin Harrison with a SEVEN year deal extension!

12-08-2004, 06:23 PM

Colts will give Harrison $22M bonus

Marvin Harrison has now officially benefited from Peyton Manning's stellar season. League sources tell FOXSports.com that the Colts and Harrison have agreed to a seven-year, $66 million extension with a stunning $22 million in guaranteed bonus money.

The deal averages about $9 million per year during the first four years, including bonus money, but is still relatively cap-friendly.
Calls to Harrison's agent Tom Condon and the Colts have not been returned.

The Colts are now in position to retain all three members of their Triple Threat. With Harrison's deal done, the Colts can now turn their attention to fellow free agent-to-be Edgerrin James. If they don't get a deal done with James, they can use the franchise tag to retain his rights.

In 12 games this year, Harrison has 67 receptions for 870 yards and 12 touchdowns. During a Monday Night Football game against the Vikings in Week 9, he and Manning hooked up for the 664th time, breaking the NFL record for most completions by a quarterback-receiver tandem.

Earlier in that same game, Harrison collected his 800th catch. It took him just 131 games to reach that milestone, 23 fewer than the next quickest receiver, Jerry Rice.

Lord Helmet
12-08-2004, 06:39 PM
Good :cool:

12-08-2004, 07:42 PM

Great work Polian! Now, sign Edge and the other half of the team that will become free agents.

12-08-2004, 08:05 PM
This actually gives us a very good chance of resigning Edge.

Lord Helmet
12-08-2004, 08:58 PM
Who else are FA's after this year?Stokley? :shudder:

12-08-2004, 09:32 PM
You are correct btown - tagging him would be the right answer. As far as the others, I doubt Stokely goes anywhere. I think they hope Bashir goes somewhere else.

12-08-2004, 10:16 PM
The list is frighteningly long.

Rhodes, Edge, DeMulling, Diem, Harper, Morris, Bashir, Bird and Stokely, amongst others.

Brock, Thornton(rfa), Jefferson, Scioli, Floyd, Brackett, Mungro, Saturday. Im not sure about all of those, but these are the ones Im sure about:Mungro, Thornton(rfa), and Scoili.

12-08-2004, 10:19 PM
Just found all of the UFAs for each team, here ya go:


G Anderson, Bennie
CB Baxter, Gary
FS Demps, Will
DE Douglas, Marques
LB Hartwell, Edgerton
CB Sanders, Deion
HB Taylor, Chester
WR Taylor, Travis
DE Weaver, Tony

DT Williams, Pat

CB Bauman, Rashad
C Braham, Rich
HB Johnson, Rudi
LB Simmons, Brian

LB Bentley, Kevin
LB Davis, Andra

OG Hamilton, Ben
DE Hayward, Reggie
HB Hearst, Garrison
CB Herndon, Kelly

WR Bradford, Corey
FS Coleman, Marcus
NT Payne, Seth

FS Bashir, Idrees
SS Bird, Cory
LB Brackett, Gary
DE Brock, Raheem
G DeMulling, Rick
RT Diem, Ryan
CB Harper, Nicholas
WR Harrison, Marvin
HB James, Edgerrin
MLB Morris, Rob
HB Mungro, James
G Peko, Tupe
HB Rhodes, Dominic

LB Ayodele, Akin
SS Darius, Donovin
WR Edwards, Troy
HB Fuamatu-Ma'afala, Chris

Kansas City
LB Caver, Quinton
LB Fujita, Scott

LB Greenwood, Morlon
SS Knight, Sammy
C McKinney, Seth
HB Minor, Travis

New England
G Andruzzi, Joe
RT Ashworth, Tom
WR Brown, Troy
WR Givens, David
T Gorin, Brandon
DE Green, Jarvis
T Klemm, Adrian
G Neal, Steve
FB Pass, Patrick
WR Patten, David
K Vinatieri, Adam

New York (J)
DE Abraham, John
TE Becht, Anthony
QB Carter, Quincy
DE Ellis, Shaun
DT Evans, Josh
DT Ferguson, Jason
HB Jordan, LaMont
RT McKenzie, Kareem

DE Hamilton, Bobby
CB Woodson, Charles
HB Zereoue, Amos

ILB Bell, Kendrell
WR Burress, Plaxico
FS Hope, Chris

San Diego
WR Caldwell, Reche
HB Chatman, Jesse
TE Gates, Antonio

LB Calmus, Rocky
CB Dyson, Andre
LB Ena, Justin
DE Hall, Carlos
C Justin Hartwig
HB Smith, Antowain

HB Hambrick, Troy
CB Hill, Renaldo
TE Jones, Freddie
MLB McKinnon, Ronald
SS Ohalete, Ifeanyi
LB Thompson, Raynoch
HB Smith, Emmitt
SS Wilson, Adrian
DE Zellner, Peppi

CB Beasley, Aaron
FS Carpenter, Keion
MLB Duncan, Jamie
CB Mathis, Kevin
CB Rossum, Allen

LB Armstead, Jessie
LB Fields, Mark
DE Pittman, Kavika
HB Smart, Rod
T Willig, Matt

HB Thomas, Anthony 27.3

DT Carson, Leonardo
SS Dixon, Tony
HB George, Eddie
G Lehr, Matt
QB Testaverde, Vinny
WR Ward, Dedric
CB Williams, Tyrone

T McDougle, Stockar
QB McMahon, Mike
C Raiola, Dominic
DT Rogers, Shaun
WR Streets, Tai
SS Walker, Bracy

Green Bay
TE Franks, Bubba
G Rivera, Marco

WR Campbell, Kelly
LB Claiborne, Chris
G Dixon, David
QB Frerotte, Gus
DT Hovan, Chris
CB Williams, Brian

New Orleans
SS Bellamy, Jay
HB Carter, Ki-Jana
LB Hodge, Sedrick
DE Howard, Darren

New York (G)
FB Finn, Jim
LB Greisen, Nick

HB Buckhalter, Correll
DE Burgess, Derrick
DE Douglas, Hugh
TE Lewis, Chad
G Mayberry, Jermane
LB Reese, Ike
FB Ritchie, Jon
DT Simon, Corey
LB Trotter, Jeremiah
HB Westbrook, Brian

San Francisco
DE Carter, Andre
WR Conway, Curtis
FS Heard, Ronnie
G Heitmann, Eric
LB Peterson, Julian
K Peterson, Todd
LB Rasheed, Saleem
CB Williams, Jimmy
WR Wilson, Cedrick

HB Alexander, Shaun
DT Bernard, Rocky
G Gray, Chris
QB Hasselbeck, Matt
LB Huff, Orlando
T Jones, Walter
CB Lucas, Ken
TE Mili, Itula
DE Okeafor, Chike
P Rouen, Tom
C Tobeck, Robbie
T Womack, Floyd

St. Louis
TE Cleeland, Cameron 29.5
WR Looker, Dane 28.8
C Nutten, Tom 33.7
T Pace, Orlando 29.3
LB Polley, Tommy 27.1
S Williams, Aeneas 37.1

Tampa Bay
WR Brown, Tim 38.6
G Coleman, Cosey 26.3
TE Dilger, Ken 34.1
WR Galloway, Joey 33.3
G O'Dwyer, Matt 32.5

G Brown, Ray 42.2
HB Cartwright, Rock 25.2
T Jones, Kenyatta 26.1
MLB Pierce, Antonio 26.4
DT Salave'a, Joe 29.9
CB Smoot, Fred 25.9

12-08-2004, 10:32 PM
Stokley, Jefferson, Walters, Nelson, and Thornton should be on the list. know this from http://www.coltshistory.com/GameResources/SalaryCap/2005cap.html, if they arent on that list the are a free agent

12-08-2004, 10:34 PM
never mind, this is a better http://www.coltshistory.com/GameResources/SalaryCap/SalaryCapInfo.html

Lord Helmet
12-08-2004, 10:42 PM
I don't know why Stokley would want to go anywhere else.

12-08-2004, 11:15 PM
Well, Stokley I think is going to stay here because he likes being with Peyton...someone said this on NFL Countdown...Mort I think. He doesn't mind taking less money.

12-08-2004, 11:20 PM
More info:


Star receiver agrees to 7-year deal

The Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday achieved their second contract milestone of the season, reaching agreement on a seven-year, $67 million extension with wide receiver Marvin Harrison.

Harrison, who was scheduled to enter free agency after this season, is guaranteed $22 million between now and 2006 and received a $6 million signing bonus. He is making $5.56 million this season.

Earlier this year, the Colts locked up quarterback Peyton Manning with a seven-year, $98 million deal that included a $34 million signing bonus.

Harrison, 32, is considered one of the best receivers in the league and is the focal point of the Colts' powerful offense. He draws consistent double coverage and allows Reggie Wayne and Brandon Stokley to excel against single coverage.

The structure of Harrison's contract will allow enough flexibility for the Colts to try to find a way to keep running back Edgerrin James. There is a $7 million roster bonus that can be converted into a signing bonus in order to lower Harrison's cap number in 2005 to around only $3.2 million.

There also is a $10 million flexible roster bonus that can be converted into signing bonus to help the salary cap in 2006.

The Harrison deal is considered the best ever given to a wide receiver. Randy Moss had the previous best deal for a player at the position, an eight-year, $75 million contract that included $18 million in guarantees.

The surprising part about Harrison's contract is that he received it at age 32. Though many top receivers have some of their best seasons in their 30s, a lot of teams don't like giving big-money deals to older receivers.

The Colts had no problem doing this because Harrison has been such a valuable part of their offense along with the fact he is one of the best-conditioned athletes on the team.

Negotiations concluded Tuesday night and the deal was sent into the league office Wednesday morning for approval. Once it was approved, it went into the league's salary cap system.

Harrison's agent, Tom Condon, was unavailable for comment.

Condon also negotiated Manning's deal, which was the most given to any quarterback.

Along with James, Stokley will be among the Colts' next targets for re-signing. He's a free agent after this season.

Although the contract technically has $23 million of guarantees, the deal counts only as $22 million because the Colts lowered $1 million of his remaining contract to fit it into this year's cap.

Senior writer John Clayton covers the NFL for ESPN.com

12-09-2004, 06:12 PM
Brad Miller alledgedly was willing to stay with his home-state Pacers for less *before* somebody really threw big money at him, too.

12-09-2004, 07:18 PM
And you thought I had "nothing useful" to add to a Colts discussion.


12-09-2004, 07:20 PM

12-09-2004, 11:32 PM
I believe it because Manning and Stokley are good buddies that have been around each other for awhile. And it's not like the Colts will offer bad money.

12-10-2004, 09:26 AM
I believe it because Manning and Stokley are good buddies that have been around each other for awhile. And it's not like the Colts will offer bad money. Ron and Brad are good buddies that have been around each other for a while. And it's not like the Pacers will offer bad money. :devil:

12-10-2004, 01:25 PM
With Peyton and Marvin locked up, if we give a similar deal to Edge, you'd have to like our chances of winning at least one championship somewhere in the next seven years. :happydance:

12-10-2004, 03:21 PM
Ron and Brad are good buddies that have been around each other for a while. And it's not like the Pacers will offer bad money. :devil:
Doesn't matter, because Manning is thought of as a good standing guy, Ron and Brad aren't exactly clean. Stokley will stay. I guarentee it.

12-10-2004, 03:29 PM
Besides, Peyton and Brandon were good friends before Brandon ever joined the Colts. Hell, the reason Brandon is a Colt is due to his friendship with Peyton. I have a hard time believing all parties won't negotiate a contract in good faith and get a deal done.

12-10-2004, 04:20 PM
Stokley's offense is easily replacable, should he not be with the Colts next season... Marvin's is not.