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Larry Fitzgerald | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/31/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 218
College: Pittsburgh
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (3) / ARZ
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Larry Fitzgerald told ESPN's Jim Trotter he's "definitely" returning for the 2017 season.
It'll be the final year of his contract, and quite possibly Fitzgerald's farewell tour. We'll be interested to see whether Fitzgerald's decision to play another season will affect Carson Palmer, who is believed to be more seriously weighing retirement. Turning 34 before the 2017 season, Fitzgerald has strung together consecutive 100-catch, 1,000-yard campaigns. Although he has faded down the stretch in each of the last two years, Fitzgerald remains Arizona's best and most reliable receiver, reviving his career in the slot under coach Bruce Arians, who used Hines Ward and Reggie Wayne in similar roles in each of his past two stops. Feb 1 - 9:41 PM

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Larry Fitzgerald remains undecided on whether he'll return for a 14th NFL season in 2017.

"Pretty soon," Fitzgerald said of when the decision will come. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the team would like to know by mid-February. Fitz is due $11 million in the final year of his contract. Fitz has remained a well above average player, but has made a habit of fading in the second halves of seasons. The future Hall-of-Famer turns 34 in August.
Jan 31 - 1:40 PM

When asked if he plans to return for another season, Larry Fitzgerald said, "I don't know."

"Right now I'm enjoying the offseason, giving my body some time to rest, working on my golf game," said Fitzgerald. "In a couple weeks I'll figure out what I'm going to do for next year." The 33-year-old seems to be seriously considering retirement, but isn't in any rush to make that decision. Fitzgerald earned his 10th Pro Bowl nod in 2016 while topping 1,000 yards for the eighth time in his career.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 15 - 10:37 AM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians won't try to lobby Larry Fitzgerald on his retirement decision.

Every indication is that FItz is seriously considering hanging up his cleats after 13 years in the league. Of course, he has $11 million reasons to return for 2017. Fitz once again slowed down as 2016 progressed, but remained a well above-average player. Fitz has said he won't announce his retirement ahead of time and embark on a farewell tour, but the best guess is he'll be back for 2017.
Jan 2 - 1:47 PM

Larry Fitzgerald pulled in five catches for 43 yards and a touchdown on seven target Sunday in the Cardinals' Week 17 win over the Rams.

Fitzgerald’s touchdown Sunday was his first since Week 5 and the 104th of his career. Another year, another 1,000-yard season for Fitzgerald. He also led the NFL with 107 catches, one ahead of Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown. Fitzgerald’s career hit a bit of a rough patch a few years ago but he’s reinvented himself over the last two seasons as one of the game’s premier slot receivers. Fitzgerald has been mulling retirement but obviously still has plenty left in the tank. He’ll be a rock-solid WR2 if he comes back next season.
Jan 1 - 8:41 PM

Larry Fitzgerald says he wouldn't announce his retirement ahead of time.

Fitz doesn't want to be paraded around the league and feted like a New York Yankee or Boston Red Sox player. "That’s not how I’m wired," Fitz said. "Tim Duncan is more my speed." Fitz has been adamant he'll finish his career in Arizona. Most signs suggest he'll be returning in 2017, but not all.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 04:01:00 PM

Larry Fitzgerald caught 4-of-4 targets for 31 yards in the Cardinals' Week 16 win over the Seahawks.

Fitzgerald made a spectacular catch into the red zone for 16 yards to help set up one of David Johnson's scores, but otherwise the future Hall of Famer's late-season slowdown continued. J.J. Nelson has surpassed Fitzgerald as the Cardinals' most dangerous receiver. Fitzgerald will turn 34 before next season.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 08:41:00 PM

Larry Fitzgerald said he wants to finish his career in Arizona.

"I will never play anywhere else," said Fitzgerald. "This is where I want to be. This is where I want to retire." Fitzgerald is still on the fence about playing in 2017, but if he does return for another season, he'll be doing it as an Arizona Cardinal. Unlike most 33-year-old wide receivers, Fitzgerald still has plenty left in the tank. He leads the NFL with 98 catches and is nearing his eighth 1,000-yard season.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 11:57:00 AM

Larry Fitzgerald was noncommittal when asked about his plans for 2017.

"We'll see what's going on this off-season," Fitzgerald said. "Right now my attention is solely focused on Seattle Saturday." GM Steve Keim said earlier this week he "would be surprised" if Fitz did not return, but this non-answer at least fans the flames a little bit. Ultimately, Fitzgerald will likely return for another season.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 08:44:00 PM

Larry Fitzgerald caught 7-of-9 targets for 57 yards Week 15 against the Saints.

Fitzgerald was on his way to a dreadful day, but he caught three passes for 31 yards on back-to-back-to-back plays on the final touchdown drive to give himself a respectable line. Still, Fitzgerald has not scored a touchdown since Week 5 and is clearly slowing down. He will be more a back-end WR2 next week in Seattle.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 08:21:00 PM

Cardinals GM Steve Keim expects Larry Fitzgerald to return next season.

Under contract through 2017, Fitzgerald has shown few signs of slowing in his age-33 campaign. Fitz is on pace for his second 100-catch season in a row and carries a 91/892/5 line into Week 15. Keim also expects coach Bruce Arians and Carson Palmer to return next year.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 10:37:00 AM

Larry Fitzgerald caught just 3-of-9 targets for 12 yards Week 14 against the Dolphins.

With Carson Palmer misfiring all game, Fitzgerald struggled even in a good matchup. Fitzgerald was the intended target on both of Palmer's interceptions, and the quarterback put the ball just out of Fitzgerald's reach on what should have been a touchdown in the first half. Fitzgerald's only catch before the fourth quarter was a one-yard screen. Fitzgerald has another good matchup against the Saints next week, but Palmer's struggles make him more of a WR2 than a WR1.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 06:02:00 PM

Larry Fitzgerald hauled in 10-of-11 targets for 78 yards in the Cardinals' Week 13 win over the Redskins.

Fitzgerald was the only receiver doing anything early, racking up five catches for 59 yards including a great catch-and-run in the two-minute drill in the first half. He kept it going after the break, adding another five catches including some big third-down conversions. Fitz also drew a third-down-converting penalty on Josh Norman on the game-sealing touchdown drive. Still going strong at the back-end of a spectacular career, Fitzgerald became the youngest player to reach 1,100 catches in NFL history on Sunday while jumping both Cris Carter and Marvin Harrison for third on the all-time list. The Canton-bound receiver will be a back-end WR1 next week in Miami.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 07:54:00 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden suggested Josh Norman could follow Larry Fitzgerald into the slot "in certain situations."

Fitzgerald plays the vast majority of his snaps from the slot, and Norman is rarely asked to cover slot receivers. Still, Fitzgerald is easily Arizona's best receiver, so it would make sense for the Redskins to get Norman on him whenever possible. Ultimately, Fitzgerald should see a lot more Kendall Fuller than Norman, making this a great matchup for the veteran receiver.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 11:35:00 AM

Larry Fitzgerald caught 4-of-4 targets for 53 yards in the Cardinals' Week 12 loss to the Falcons.

Fitzgerald started hot with a couple catches early in the first quarter, and one was a sick one-handed catch as he was falling to the ground on third down. But Fitzgerald went missing for what seemed like the rest of the day. He was just one target after halftime, even with Falcons top CB Desmond Trufant (pectoral) sitting this one out. Fitzgerald should rebound next week at home against the Redskins. Playing in the slot, he should avoid Josh Norman's coverage.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 04:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Carson Palmer
2Drew Stanton
3Zac Dysert
RB1David Johnson
2Kerwynn Williams
3T.J. Logan
4Elijhaa Penny
GLB1David Johnson
2Kerwynn Williams
3RB1David Johnson
2Kerwynn Williams
WR11Larry Fitzgerald
2Jaron Brown
3Andre Ellington
4Brittan Golden
5Chris Hubert
WR21J.J. Nelson
2John Brown
3Chad Williams
4Jeremy Ross
5Aaron Dobson
WR31John Brown
TE1Jermaine Gresham
2Troy Niklas
3Ifeanyi Momah
4Hakeem Valles
LT1D.J. Humphries
2Cole Toner
3Givens Price
LG1Mike Iupati
2Dorian Johnson
C1A.Q. Shipley
2Daniel Munyer
RG1Evan Boehm
2John Wetzel
3Kaleb Johnson
RT1Jared Veldheer
2Ulrick John
3Will Holden
K1Phil Dawson