Manning, Harrison, Stokley already staying
With several of their other offensive stars locked up with new contracts, the Colts can focus on Edgerrin James, and Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that the team is set to slap a franchise tag on James to prevent the running back from being a free agent.
In fact, the Colts structured Harrison's contract with an eye toward retaining enough salary cap flexibility to keep James, who leads the team in rushing by more than a thousand yards. Before Sunday's game, James had run for 1,395 yards, Dominic Rhodes 201.
Harrison agreed Dec. 8 to a seven-year, $67 million extension. Earlier this year, Manning signed a seven-year, $98 million deal that included a $34 million signing bonus.
The Colts also have agreed in principle to a five-year, $17.5 million extension for receiver Brandon Stokley, ESPN.com's John Clayton confirmed Saturday.
Irsay awaits his new stadium deal and a league labor extension to make a new contract easier to negotiate.
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