Larry Fitzgerald RUMORS & NEWS

  • Larry Fitzgerald: 'No idea' if 2016 will be my last season

    The Score "Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald had a resurgent season in 2015, reminding the NFL he still has plenty left in the tank. The 32-year-old put together his first 1,000-yard season since 2011, catching 109 passes for 1,215 yards and nine touchdowns. Despite his return to form,..." May 24

  • Fitzgerald graduates college as promise to mother

    The Score "Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald promised his mother before she died he'd become a college graduate, on Saturday he fulfilled that promise. "I'm glad I can finally shake the 15-year college student stigma," Fitzgerald joked to John Weinfuss of ESPN. Fitzgerald completed a..." May 15

  • Larry Fitzgerald: Retiring a Cardinal 'definitely a priority,' unsure of playing past 2016

    Revenge Of The Birds "One of the questions Arizona Cardinals fans have entering this season is whether or not receiver Larry Fitzgerald will continue playing after the 2016 season. His contract expires after the season and will be 33 when the season begins. While he has joked previously he could play well into his..." April 23

  • Larry Fitzgerald is focused on 2016 season, not what could come after

    Arizona Sports "It’s no secret that Larry Fitzgerald is closer to the end of his career than the beginning. The 32-year-old is set to enter his 13th NFL season since the Cardinals chose him third overall in the 2004 draft, and after 186 regular season games and another nine postseason contests (plus whatever..." April 20

  • Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald set for final season?

    Arizona Republic "Few things remind of us of our advancing years like the retirement of a co-worker around the same age. So if reports are true that Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is retiring, can Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald be far behind?... Fitzgerald will play in 2016, the last year of a contract..." February 02

  • Arizona owner Bidwill: 'I wanted Larry Fitzgerald to retire a Cardinal'

    The Score "After toiling in mediocrity for the better part of the 21st century, the Arizona Cardinals are two wins away from their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history. Arizona led the league in total offense and finished second in scoring offense with 30.6 points per game. Under head coach Bruce..." January 23

  • Larry Fitzgerald on Jerry Rice's mark: 'I don't think the record's attainable'

    ESPN "Larry Fitzgerald is 544 receptions behind all-time leader Jerry Rice -- too big a gap for the 32-year-old Cardinals wide receiver to make up in his eyes before the end of his career, whenever that time comes. "I don't think the record's attainable," Fitzgerald, who has 1,005 catches as he nears..." December 14

  • Larry Fitzgerald asks NFL to drop $23K fine on Seahawks LB

    CBS Sports "Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright was fined $23,152 this week for a hit he made on Larry Fitzgerald in Week 10. That's a huge chunk of money that's going to come out of Wright's pocket unless he can somehow win his appeal. The thing about Wright's appeal is that he's going to have a unique piece..." November 22

  • Fitzgerald says he's too 'old,' 'washed-up' for Richard Sherman to cover

    The Score "Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has found the fountain of youth this season, but success comes with attention, meaning Fitzgerald could find himself lined up against Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman on Sunday. Fitzgerald clearly isn't excited at the prospect of..." November 14

  • Fitzgerald says his role limits his production

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald recently said he can still play at a high level. So is it possible for him to generate significant numbers? “No, it’s not possible,” Fitzgerald told Burns & Gambo of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM in Phoenix. “And it’s only that reason, because of the role that I..." April 23

  • Can Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald bounce back from a disappointing season?

    Arizona Republic "Statistically, 2014 was Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald's worst season since his rookie year in 2004. His two touchdowns were a low for his career. His 63 receptions and 784 yards were the fewest since 2004. But there are reasons to think Fitzgerald can post better statistics in 2015,..." April 02

  • Is a Peterson-for-Fitzgerald trade still possible?

    Pro Football Talk "The revised contract given by the Cardinals to receiver Larry Fitzgerald contains a no-trade clause. Which means Fitzgerald won’t be traded. Unless he’s willing to be. In announcing the new deal at the Scouting Combine, the Cardinals were unequivocal in their position that Fitzgerald will..." March 16

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    Joel Corry @corryjoel

    Larry Fitzgerald's new deal is a $10M 2nd day of '15 league year roster bonus w/$1M & $11M '15 & '16 base salaries. The deal is fully GTD.

  • Larry Fitzgerald guaranteed $11 million per year over next two years

    Pro Football Talk "As PFT reported earlier, the Cardinals have gained nearly $13 million in cap space thanks to a new deal with wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, guaranteeing that one of the franchise’s icons will remain in the fold after months of uncertainty because of Fitzgerald’s salary and cap hit for the 2015..." February 18

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Cardinals and Larry Fitzgerald closing in on multi-year deal that will get done and enable him to finish his career in Arizona.

  • Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals begin talks on future "Larry Fitzgerald and the Arizona Cardinals are trying to make it work. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Thursday's edition of NFL Total Access that Fitzgerald's agent and the Cardinals have started talks with the hope they can work out an agreement that will allow the star wide..." February 13

  • Michael Bidwill on Larry Fitzgerald: “It takes two” to do a deal

    Pro Football Talk "Cardinals president Michael Bidwill is ready to do some business. Not only did he say this morning that extensions for coach Bruce Arians and General Manager Steve Keim should be finished “in the next few weeks,” but he also started the subtle process of squeezing veteran wide receiver Larry..." February 11

  • Larry Fitzgerald on Adrian Peterson: 'He deserves to be back on the field'

    Sporting News "Larry Fitzgerald is upset Adrian Peterson has not been reinstated by the NFL. The Cardinals receiver spoke with the Pioneer Press about the Vikings running back he calls "my brother." He said Peterson should be reinstated following his suspension for a child-abuse incident. "He's served his..." February 03

  • Cards confident Fitzgerald deal to be worked out soon "The Arizona Cardinals want Larry Fitzgerald back. Larry Fitzgerald wants to remain in the desert. None of this is new. However, team President Michael Bidwill said Friday on NFL Network's Super Bowl Live that he's confident a deal will be worked out, and soon. "Well last year, we made some..." January 31

  • Michael Bidwill: We’ve had a lot of great conversations with Larry Fitzgerald

    Pro Football Talk "One of the first orders of business for the Cardinals this offseason is addressing wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald’s contract, which currently calls for him to account for $23.6 million of their salary cap space in 2015. Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim has said that the team has planned for..." January 29

  • Michael Bidwill Preaches Larry Fitzgerald Patience "Larry Fitzgerald’s contract – and his salary cap number of $23.6 million – remains unwieldy. But Cardinals president Michael Bidwill isn’t worried that his team could lose its face of the franchise and star wide receiver. “I think there is definitely mutual interest in getting something worked..." January 23

  • Larry Fitzgerald speaks of Cardinals in past tense

    Pro Football Talk "With Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald approaching a new league year that will entail a cap number of $23.6 million, a “mutual parting” is possible. In a Tuesday appearance on NBCSN, Fitzgerald chose his words in a way suggesting that he’s already gone. “I truly enjoyed my time playing for..." January 14

  • Cardinals hold preliminary talks with Larry Fitzgerald’s agent

    Pro Football Talk "Even before the Cardinals lost to the Panthers last weekend, chatter about wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald’s future with the club was ramping up. Fitzgerald carries a $23.6 million cap hit for next season, a figure that the Cardinals have said that they have accounted for heading into next..." January 09

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    Fox Sports 910 @foxsports910

    .@mikejurecki on #Fitz: "There has been positive movement in BOTH parties regarding the @LarryFitzgerald situation."

  • Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald might have played his last home game

    Arizona Sports "Last Sunday night, receiver Larry Fitzgerald played in his 90th home game with the Cardinals. There's a good chance it was his last. We were reminded of that in the minutes before the Seahawks game when, citing an unnamed source, reported that the Cardinals would not release..." December 23

  • Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald says it's 'highly likely' he'll play Sunday

    Arizona Republic "Receiver Larry Fitzgerald rarely has felt lost at a football game, but he felt out of place last week when the Cardinals played the Seahawks. Fitzgerald couldn't play because of a sprained left MCL, missing his first game since 2007. "I didn't know what the routine was," Fitzgerald said..." November 28

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    Josh Weinfuss @joshweinfuss

    Bruce Arians said WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) will be a game-time decision.

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    Kent Somers @kentsomers

    Larry Fitzgerald has a grade 2 MCL sprain. Expects to play vs. Seahawks. #AZCardinals

  • Larry Fitzgerald's numbers are down, but that's not a good thing

    CSN Philly "The numbers tell the story. Through six games last season, Cardinals eight-time Pro Bowl receiver Larry Fitzgerald was targeted a team-high 52 times. Michael Floyd was next with 42. Through six games this season, Fitzgerald and Floyd are tied for the team lead with 39. Running back Andre..." October 23

  • Larry Fitzgerald endures early-season phase-out

    Arizona Republic "Before the season, there was speculation that 2014 would be a transitional one in the relationship between receiver Larry Fitzgerald and the Cardinals. Nothing in the first month of the season has happened to dispel that notion. Statistically, Fitzgerald is off to his worst start in 11 NFL..." October 11

  • Fitzgerald: Father's thoughts his own

    ESPN "Pro Bowl receiver Larry Fitzgerald, in response to a series of tweets from his father that criticized the Arizona Cardinals for only targeting him four times during Monday night's 18-17 win, says he doesn't share those sentiments. Larry Fitzgerald Sr. set off the controversy a couple of hours..." September 10

  • Arians: Cardinals won't force ball to Larry Fitzgerald "Larry Fitzgerald needed a diving fourth-quarter catch in the Arizona Cardinals' 18-17 Monday night victory to extend his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 150. Much to the displeasure of Fitzgerald's father, coach Bruce Arians has no plans to ensure that the greatest wide receiver..." September 09

  • Cardinals may already be detaching from Fitzgerald

    Pro Football Talk "With a revised contract that dropped his 2014 cap number from $18 million to $9 million, Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald ensured that he’d spend another year with the team. The corresponding increase in his 2015 cap number to $23.6 million could make the coming season Fitzgerald’s last season..." August 14

  • Cardinals, Larry Fitzgerald agree to restructured contract

    Pro Football Talk "Larry Fitzgerald is one of the best players in the history of the Cardinals franchise, but his $18 million salary cap number for 2014 is so high that there was talk of Arizona getting rid of him. Now that talk can be put to rest. Fitzgerald revealed on Twitter today that he and the Cardinals..." February 04

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    Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

    .@LarryFitzgerald on restructuring: "Absolutely. If that's what needs to be done, that's what needs to be done." Hear the interview at 2:30

  • Patriots, Cardinals never entered trade negotiations for Larry Fitzgerald

    Boston Herald "Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has been the star of trade rumors for years, and some of those rumors have fallen back to the Patriots. It's certainly conceivable the Patriots have had internal discussions about Fitzgerald, but any potential interest has remained in-house. The Patriots..." January 29

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    Tom E. Curran @tomecurran

    Individual just told me Pats were interested in dealing for Larry Fitzgerald last offseason. And this person I believe without reservation

  • Will Larry Fitzgerald play hardball in contract negotiations?

    Revenge Of The Birds "The new year got off with a bit of a bang for the Arizona Cardinals when reports started swirling around about how receiver Larry Fitzgerald would not be willing to take a pay cut when the team comes to him to renegotiate his current contract. Where the information comes from is a Kent Somers..." January 02

  • Larry Fitzgerald not open to pay cut

    Arizona Republic "Change is inevitable in the NFL, but not at the volume the Cardinals experienced in 2013. From the time Steve Keim was hired as general manager last January through the end of the year, the Cardinals made 193 roster moves. Of the 53 players on the final roster, 28 were not with the team in..." January 01

  • Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald a go

    ESPN "Quarterback Carson Palmer and receiver Larry Fitzgerald are expected to play Sunday at Seattle after being listed as questionable last week as the Cardinals fight to stay in the postseason hunt, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Cardinals (9-5) would be all but eliminated..." December 22

  • Larry Fitzgerald expected to play today

    Pro Football Talk "With the Cardinals clinging to slim playoff hopes and facing the toughest game on their schedule at Seattle, they expect to be at full strength. Larry Fitzgerald, who has been in the concussion protocol since taking a hard hit to the head on an onside kick last week, is expected to play,..." December 22

  • Fitzgerald understands concussion risks, expects to play Sunday

    Fox Sports "In addition to submitting to the NFL's concussion protocols this week, Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald saw independent neurologists all week. He will see another one Friday after practice. "He's not even a Cardinals fan," Fitzgerald quipped Thursday. When asked if the neurologist is a..." December 20

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    Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

    During the open portion of practice Fitzgerald was participating, working w/ the hands team. Rashad Johnson (ankle) was riding the bike.

  • Larry Fitzgerald: "I Want To Be Out There" "Larry Fitzgerald was back at practice Thursday, practicing fully after suffering a concussion Sunday in Tennessee – and the very first drill he took part in was recovering an onside kick as part of the “hands” unit. The very same play on which he got hurt against the Titans. But Fitzgerald..." December 19

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    Kent Somers @kentsomers

    Arians says Fitzgerald won't practice in Wednesday but expects him to play in Seattle

  • Fitzgerald's status for Seattle game still in doubt

    Fox Sports Arizona "Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Monday that wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald still must undergo several tests under the NFL's standard concussion protocol before he can be cleared to play, leaving his status for Sunday’s game at Seattle in question. Fitzgerald's father tweeted earlier in the..." December 17

  • Fitzgerald says he’s already passed first test of concussion protocol

    Pro Football Talk "Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald suffered a concussion in the late stages of Sunday’s overtime win over the Tennessee Titans. Fitzgerald was knocked out of the game while taking a blow attempting to recover an onside kick late in regulation. Fitzgerald’s father, Larry Fitzgerald..." December 17

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald suffered a concussion trying to recover onsides kick in the fourth quarter of Arizona's OT win over Tennessee.

  • Fitzgerald becomes youngest to gain 11,000 receiving yards

    Pro Football Talk "With a second-quarter catch against the Colts, Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald became the youngest player in NFL history to gain 11,000 yards receiving in regular-season play, the club said. Fitzgerald, 30, reached the mark with a 16-yard reception on 3rd-and-14 late in the first half..." November 24

  • ‘Team victory’ main focus for Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald

    Arizona Republic "On the same day he became the youngest receiver in NFL history to reach 800 career receptions, Larry Fitzgerald woke up to find his name floating in rumors about a possible trade. Oh, perfect. The Cardinals got to 4-4 thanks to their 27-13 victory Sunday over the visiting Atlanta Falcons,..." October 28

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