Larry Fitzgerald | WR | Arizona Cardinals
Posted: 2/4/2014 11:52pm et
The Arizona Cardinals have created $9.4 million in salary cap space by restructuring the contract of WR Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald's 2015 salary cap figure has increased to $23.6 million because of the restructuring.
Huddle Up: This still doesn't necessarily rule out the Cards trading Fitz, but it does make it more likely that he'll remain with the only franchise he's known.
Posted: 1/30/2014 8:46pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald said he is willing to restructure his contract if that is what needs to be done. 'Absolutely. If that's what needs to be done, that's what needs to be done,' Fitzgerald said.
Huddle Up: Fitz is a frequent subject of offseason trade rumors, but he's a fan favorite in the desert, and neither side seems to have any inclination to part ways at this point.
Posted: 1/28/2014 11:37pm et
The New England Patriots were interested in trading for Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald last offseason, according to a trusted source of CSNNE.com's Tom E. Curran.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald and Brady would be quite the interesting pairing, but it's hard to envision the Cards trading away the fan favorite unless the Pats extended an offer they couldn't refuse. Definitely a rumor to track this offseason.
Posted: 1/2/2014 5:21pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has an $18 million cap figure for 2014, with his salary due to increase from $5 million in 2013 to $12.75 million in 2014. Based on his current deal, Fitzgerald would account for about 14.3 percent of the team's salary cap. The team has not approached Fitzgerald's agent about a restructure, but Fitzgerald isn't interested in a pay cut. He might be open to restructuring if that converts salary into a bonus that can be prorated over the next few years.
Huddle Up: Definitely look for some kind of restructured deal for Fitzgerald, who has posted back-to-back sub-1,000-yard receiving seasons and has averaged only 11.5 yards per catch over the last 2 seasons.
Posted: 12/20/2013 12:12pm et
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 19.
Huddle Up: Looks like Fitz is a go for this weekend, though a matchup with Richard Sherman will provide headaches of a different sort for both Fitzgerald and his fantasy owners.
Posted: 12/19/2013 10:56pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (concussion) will visit with his third neurologist of the week Friday, Dec. 20, for the last hurdle before being cleared to play in Week 16 against the Seattle Seahawks. 'No setbacks,' said Fitzgerald, who practiced fully Thursday. 'I'll be ready to go again tomorrow.' Fitzgerald expects to be cleared Friday. He said he hasn't had any concussion symptoms this week.
Huddle Up: All lights are green for Fitz at this point, although his fantasy owners' reward will be a rugged matchup against the Seahawks' pass D.
Posted: 12/17/2013 10:34pm et
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday, Dec. 17, that WR Larry Fitzgerald (concussion) will not practice Wednesday, Dec. 18, but Arians expects Fitzgerald to play in the Week 16 game against the Seattle Seahawks. Arians emphasized that the concussion protocol is ongoing for Fitzgerald.
Huddle Up: It sounds like you can begin pencilling in Fitzgerald as a starter, but the overriding concern here is the road matchup with the Seahawks' D, which allows the fewest points to opposing fantasy wideouts.
Posted: 12/17/2013 12:22am et
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald passed one set of concussion tests Sunday, Dec. 15, before leaving LP Field in Nashville, but he is still going through the league's concussion protocol. Head coach Bruce Arians said Fitzgerald 'looked fine' Monday, Dec. 16, when he saw the player at the team's facility. Fitzgerald was injured during an onside kick by the Tennessee Titans with 52 seconds remaining in regulation during the Week 15 game.
Huddle Up: Fitz obviously still has a ways to go this week, so keep an eye on his daily progress reports.
Posted: 12/16/2013 3:56pm et
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said WR Larry Fitzgerald (concussion) will have to go through the concussion protocol before he is cleared to play.
Huddle Up: His father tweeted that he had passed his concussion tests this morning, but that is not the case just yet. Hopefully Fitzgerald will recover in time for Sunday, but he gets Richard Sherman in Seattle if he does play.
Posted: 12/16/2013 10:47am et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (head) will be tested for a concussion Monday, Dec. 16, after a vicious hit in Week 15. He was woozy on the sideline and didn't feel well after the game.
Huddle Up: Fitz will need to go through the league-mandated concussion protocol, so we won't likely know his availability for Week 16 until Friday or Saturday.
Posted: 10/28/2013 2:55pm et
Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said the team isn't trying to trade WR Larry Fitzgerald this year despite reports Sunday, Oct. 27, that the team could trade him after this season. 'I can tell you two things, and I want to make this clear and simple -- I have not had one conversation with another NFL team regarding a trade with Larry Fitzgerald,' Keim said. Fitzgerald will count $18 million against the salary cap next year while earning $13 million, and he's under contract until 2017. His cap hit will increase again in 2015 to $21.25 million but then drops to $18.25 million in 2016 and $15 million in 2017.
Huddle Up: Of course they aren't. Why would they? Meanwhile, Carson Palmer might not be Aaron Rodgers, but he has already gotten Fitzgerald above his 2012 touchdown totals.
Posted: 10/23/2013 12:59am et
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday, Oct. 22, that he is leaning toward holding WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) out of practice Wednesday, Oct. 23, to help the banged up veteran receiver heal.
Huddle Up: Fitz is coming off his worst game (2-17) of the season, and if missing an early-week day of practice or two can help, then his fantasy owners will petition to make it mandatory.
Posted: 10/18/2013 1:07am et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald finished with 2 catches for 17 yards on Thursday, Oct. 17 in a 34-22 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Fitz's fantasy owners had flashbacks of 2012 as he finished with season lows in catches, yards and targets (5). His lingering hamstring issue no doubt affected him, but the Seahawks' strong secondary and pass rush deserves most of the credit/blame.
Posted: 10/16/2013 6:05pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16, and is listed as probable for Week 7.
Huddle Up: This is positive news, but it could be a rough week against Richard Sherman and the Seahawks.
Posted: 10/15/2013 12:54am et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant in practice Monday, Oct. 14.
Huddle Up: Larry Fitz played and played well (6-117-TD) in Week 6 despite the injury and there were no reports of any setbacks. Despite the short week at hand, expect him to be good to go in a tough matchup against a physical Seattle secondary.
Posted: 10/14/2013 12:48am et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) suffered a right hamstring injury in the Week 6 game against the San Francisco 49ers, and he reportedly could barely bend over in the locker room after the game. He has been battling hamstring injuries for most of the season, but his previous injury was to the left hamstring.
Huddle Up: The hits keep on coming for Larry Fitzgerald, whose owners might have been spooked into sitting him this afternoon before he went off for a big game. If he is gimpy this week, he could miss the next game.
Posted: 9/27/2013 10:08pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 27, and is listed as probable for Week 4.
Huddle Up: Fitz should be after practicing in full all week, and now the focus shifts to his production as he hasn't come close to matching his Week 1 production (8-80-2 TDs) over the past 2 weeks (a combined 7-97-0).
Posted: 9/25/2013 6:03pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.
Huddle Up: This is good to hear. Hopefully Fitzgerald puts those hamstring issues behind him and gets back to Week 1 form.
Posted: 9/20/2013 7:33pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: It's going to be hard to keep a player like Fitzgerald out of the lineup, so expect him to play on Sunday. He may be a little limited but Fitz has a nice match-up against the Saints. Consider him a WR2 this week in case the hamstring flares up again.
Posted: 9/19/2013 4:44pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 19, according to the Arizona Republic.
Huddle Up: Hey, it was a small step for Fitz after he sat out Wednesday's workouts, but there's still nothing clarified as far as his Sunday status goes, so stay tuned.
Posted: 9/18/2013 11:42pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald played last week but was obviously bothered by his hamstring, even taking himself out of the game at times. If rest is what he needs, then it's worth missing practice to get him healthy. Monitor his health closely over the next couple of days but Fitzgerald will likely be in the starting lineup against the Saints come Sunday.
Posted: 9/15/2013 9:45pm et
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) said Sunday, Sept. 15, there is 'no question' he will play in the Week 3 game against the New Orleans Saints. He said he just couldn't finish the Week 2 game against the Detroit Lions. He was asked if he was at 80 percent coming into the game, and he replied that he wished he was.
Huddle Up: This is encouraging news heading forward. Staying out of the game late might have saved him for the near future. Keep an eye on Fitzgerald this week.
Posted: 9/15/2013 8:50pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) left the Week 2 game against the Detroit Lions after aggravating his hamstring injury, and he is officially questionable to return.
Huddle Up: He was being rotated out of the game before getting taken out of the game altogether. This is troubling—hopefully he can heal up quickly, but he might be held out for a week or two while that hamstring heals.
Posted: 9/15/2013 5:18pm et
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) is about 80 percent recovered from his hamstring injury but will play Week 2.
Huddle Up: He is in and playing well against the Lions.
Posted: 9/11/2013 9:23pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 11.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald and Andre Roberts (quad) were both limited in practice but are expected to play on Sunday. Fitzgerald is locked in as a WR1 against Detroit, while Roberts can be used as a flex play in PPR formats.
Posted: 6/14/2013 10:45am et
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians told reporters that when he was with the Indianapolis Colts as offensive coordinator and eventually interim head coach last season, WR Reggie Wayne started to embrace the idea of lining up at different spots along the line of scrimmage. Arians said WR Larry Fitzgerald has welcomed the idea, as well, as he's being tried in the 'X,' 'Z' and 'F' positions.
Huddle Up: Moving around in the Indy offense led to Wayne seeing 195 targets last year, second-most among NFL wideouts. Despite three 100-catch seasons, two more with 90 grabs, and six 1,000-yard campaigns Fitz has never seen more than 173 targets. Imagine the damage he can do with a legitimate quarterback and a 10% increase in targets.
Posted: 6/5/2013 10:19am et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald is working in the 'X', 'Z' and 'F' positions at receiver. Fitzgerald is spending his nights studying each position for tests the following day.
Huddle Up: Now that Fitzgerald has a legitimate quarterback he's ready to be put to work. Operating out of different spots in the offense will make it tougher for defenses to match up with him, and a more open Fitz will tend to be a more productive Fitz.
Posted: 4/23/2013 10:01pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald is not participating in the voluntary team practice Tuesday, April 23.
Huddle Up: No worries: Fitz was excused from the opening day of minicamp but is expected to participate on Wednesday, April 24.
Posted: 3/19/2013 11:57am et
There is no chance the Arizona Cardinals will trade WR Larry Fitzgerald, as they are more than happy with the receiver, and it would cost them a $15 million salary cap hit.
Huddle Up: Fitz is the face of the franchise, and the onus is on the Cards to build around him. Step No. 1, of course, is finding a QB that can get the veteran WR the ball and allow him to make the most of his talents.