Larry Fitzgerald | WR | Arizona Cardinals
Posted: 2/22/2015 1:20am et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald had a no-trade clause included in his new four-year deal, which prevents the Cardinals from using Fitzgerald in any trade talks.
Huddle Up: It would be difficult to move Fitz at that salary anyway. The whole reason for reworking Fitzgerald's deal was to keep him in Arizona, so it's unlikely the team wants to send him away--and now their hands are tied.
Posted: 2/18/2015 11:45am et
Updating an earlier report, Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald signed a new contract Wednesday, Feb. 18, according to a source. The deal, believed to be a multiyear pact, creates nearly $13 million in cap space for 2015.
Huddle Up: Fitz had an untenable cap number heading into 2015, so an adjustment (or trade or release) was necessary. With the new deal Fitz saves the Cardinals some money, and Arizona keeps a key component of its passing game on the roster.
Posted: 2/13/2015 4:27pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald would save the team $9.2 million in salary cap space if they were to outright release him, but the Cardinals have no plans to go down that road. A trade is actually more of a possibility than an outright release, and the Cardinals would gain $16 million in cap space if they traded Fitzgerald away.
Huddle Up: It certainly can be expected that the Cards will field offers to see what they could get for the soon-to-be 32-year-old wideout, but if they don't find a deal to their liking, look for the team to retain Fitz with a restructured contract.
Posted: 2/2/2015 10:27am et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald's new deal could get done quickly following the Super Bowl, according to team president Michael Bidwill. Fitzgerald has already said he wants to get a new deal done and stay with the team. He is slated to earn $16.25 million in 2015.
Huddle Up: For all of their posturing there was simply no way the Cardinals could absorb Fitz's ginormous cap hit. And with both sides wanting to prolong the union, there are plenty of ways to spread the money around while still keeping Larry happy and well-compensated. Sounds like that will happen quickly.
Posted: 1/29/2015 10:35pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald's new contract should be able to get worked out this offseason, according to team president Michael Bidwill. 'Larry and I have met about it, and I know he's interested in getting something resolved,' Bidwill said. 'I think we'll get this all worked out.'
Huddle Up: Most figured the soon-to-be 32-year-old Fitzgerald's run with the Cards was over, but it sounds as if there's been quite a bit of negotiation going on, and most all reports have things progressing toward a new deal. Stay tuned ...
Posted: 1/7/2015 12:41am et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald and the team have reportedly both made positive movement regarding Fitzgerald's re-signing.
Huddle Up: Fitz will count an untenable $23.6 million against the cap next season so there likely remains plenty of restructuring to be done if he's going to stay with Arizona.
Posted: 1/4/2015 8:39pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald could receive interest from the New England Patriots if he is released by the Cardinals this offseason.
Huddle Up: A match that's easy to envision -- but only at the right price for the Pats.
Posted: 1/4/2015 9:05am et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald said it was too soon to think about his future with the team following a 27-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers Saturday, Jan. 3.
Huddle Up: Various reports out of Arizona suggest the team is either prepared to absorb his $23.6 million cap hit for 2015, or will ask him to take a pay cut. There is also speculation he'll be cut or traded, though at present the Cardinals have given no such indication. Fitzgerald's status will be one of the Cards' main story lines this offseason.
Posted: 1/1/2015 3:31pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald does not expect to be back with the team in 2015, according to a source. Fitzgerald is scheduled to count $23.6 million against the salary cap next season and likely will not restructure his contract again. Fitzgerald is also not happy with his role in the offense and that he is no longer a focal point.
Huddle Up: Fitz will turn 32 before the 2015 season kicks off and his 63 receptions for 784 yards marked his lowest single-season totals since his rookie season while his two TD receptions were easily the low-water mark for his career. A fresh start with a new team and a better QB situation, though, could certainly re-invigorate the veteran for a season or two.
Posted: 12/19/2014 6:50pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Sure Fitz isn't going to miss this one, but seriously, for fantasy purposes, it's Ryan Lindley and possibly rookie Logan Thomas at QB going up against the Seahawks' D. You have better WR options.
Posted: 12/10/2014 6:08pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) fully practiced Wednesday, Dec. 10, and is probable for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Green light for Fitzgerald owners again this week, albeit in a tough matchup against one of the league's best defenses over the last month.
Posted: 12/9/2014 11:48pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Tuesday, Dec. 9.
Huddle Up: Fitz was targeted a team-high nine times in his return to action on Sunday and figures to be similarly involved Thursday night in St. Louis, although his fantasy owners are hoping for better bottom-line results than the 4-34 performance he had in Week 14.
Posted: 12/5/2014 6:09pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) is not 100 percent at this point and will be a game-time decision for the team's Week 14 game, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Ugh as the Cards have a late-afternoon kickoff. Fitzgerald, who's missed the last two games, has been limited all week in practice and would be a risky play anyway given the struggles of QB Drew Stanton and the Arizona offense of late.
Posted: 12/4/2014 7:12pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) expects to start in Week 14. He said he's done everything the last two days to get back to the field.
Huddle Up: We heard this last week, and Fitzgerald wound up missing a second straight game. Still, he's certainly a better bet to return Sunday given the extra week of recovery time. In any case, Drew Stanton and the offense can certainly use the veteran's help as they've managed just 13 points over the last 2 games.
Posted: 12/3/2014 7:59pm et
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday, Dec. 3.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald returned to practice and is on track to play in Week 14 against the Chiefs. However, with Arizona's offense struggling, Fitz is only a WR3/4 right now.
Posted: 11/28/2014 5:54pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 28, and will be a game-time decision for Week 13, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Arians said Fitzgerald will not be limited if he is active for the game.
Huddle Up: Another week, another GTD on Fitz, and -- to the chagrin of fantasy GMs -- it's another late-afternoon kickoff for the Cards.
Posted: 11/28/2014 10:25am et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) said he's highly unlikely to play in Week 13 Sunday, Nov. 30.
Huddle Up: Fitz is two weeks removed from what is being reported as a Grade 2 MCL sprain, so his unavailability hardly comes as a surprise. The Cards will lean on Michael Floyd and John Brown to pick up the passing game slack this week.
Posted: 11/27/2014 4:37pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 27.
Huddle Up: Fitz's Week 12 status remains very much up in the air as he tries to avoid missing a second straight game. Stay tuned, but this appears headed toward another game-time decision.
Posted: 11/25/2014 1:13am et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) is unsure when he will return from his knee injury, according to head coach Bruce Arians. "We still don't know anything about Larry," Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. "If we were practicing today, he would not practice. We'll see how he improves by Wednesday and go from there." General manager Steve Keim said Fitzgerald remains day-to-day a week after suffering a Grade 2 medial collateral ligament sprain. He was a game-time decision in Week 12 but 'couldn't run,' which led him to be inactive.
Huddle Up: Being unable to run tends to keep WRs out of NFL games, but it still did come down to a GTD so monitor late-week practice reports see if a turnaround is in the Cards for Fitz.
Posted: 11/23/2014 11:29pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald's (knee) sprained knee did not respond as hoped before the Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks, so he was inactive. He could well miss more games.
Huddle Up: We'll know more about Fitzgerald's status later in the week. John Brown will continue to see more targets if Fitzgerald misses time.
Posted: 11/21/2014 3:08pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was not participating during the media-access portion of practice Friday, Nov. 21. Fitzgerald was working on the side during that part of practice.
Huddle Up: It's still shaping up as a late-afternoon game-time decision on Fitz, but it's not looking overly promising with the WR having missed the full week of practice. If he's out, of course expect more targets for Michael Floyd, and the Browns -- John and Jaron.
Posted: 11/20/2014 4:00pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was not participating during the media-access portion of practice Thursday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: That two straight missed practices for Fitz. See what transpires Friday, but it has the look of a game-time decision Sunday afternoon in Seattle.
Posted: 11/17/2014 10:14pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) should be able to play in Week 12 against the Seattle Seahawks, according to head coach Bruce Arians. 'We'll see how sore he is Wednesday and how much it limits him, and we'll go from there,' Arians said. Fitzgerald had his knee taped and played with a brace in the second half in Week 11 after suffering a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee.
Huddle Up: Fitz definitely doesn't want to miss the first of two remaining games against the Seahawks, and his fantasy owners should have a good idea on his Sunday status after seeing what he's able to do in practice this week.
Posted: 11/17/2014 2:06pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his knee, but he's expecting to play in Week 12 against the Seattle Seahawks. However, it's not a lock that Fitzgerald will play.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald will try to play through the strain but he should be considered questionable at this point. Rookie John Brown will be the biggest beneficiary if Fitzgerald is out Sunday against Seattle.
Posted: 11/17/2014 10:09am et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) will have an MRI on Monday, Nov. 17 to determine the seriousness of an injury to his left knee. The injury is thought to be to his medial collateral ligament.
Huddle Up: The Cards keep taking injury hits, but one to Fitzgerald is one they can ill afford to take. Michael Floyd and John Brown would need to step up in Fitz's absence should he be sidelined for any extended length of time.
Posted: 9/9/2014 10:38am et
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald managed just one reception for 22 yards in Week 1 against the San Diego Chargers Monday, Sept 8, and that catch did not come until the fourth quarter.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald was lightly targeted, not even seeing the ball until late in the second half. Whether it was a case of Michael Floyd being more open, the Chargers rotating coverage to Fitzgerald, or something else it's one more sign of the changing of the guard in Arizona's passing game pecking order.