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PHOENIX (AP) — No . 11 is coming back for that Arizona Cardinals.
New Arizona trainer Steve Wilks says wide recipient Larry Fitzgerald – arguably the most famous and certainly the most prolific participant to don a Cardinals standard – has told him he could return for a 15th NFL time of year.
Wilks made the comment Thursday night in an interview on the “Doug & Wolf” sports talk radio display. Wilks says Fitzgerald told your pet of his decision in a discussion Wednesday night.
So for a minumum of one more season, Fitzgerald will be scooping in the throws – from someone – and laying down some prevents for David Johnson.
There was a quick response from teammate and golf partner, cornerback Patrick Peterson.
“Wouldn’t be the same without him, inch Peterson said on twitter, having a photo of Fitzgerald hugging your pet.
Added safety Tyrann Mathieu, furthermore on twitter, “11 for fifteen. Welcome back Legend. ”
Fitzgerald hadn’t said publicly whether he’d remain for another season and there is speculation he might follow the lead associated with coach Bruce Arians and quarterback Carson Palmer, who both upon the market after last season.
The 34-year-old Fitzgerald is one of the most prolific receivers in the game’s history, ranking 3rd on the NFL career lists meant for receptions and yards receiving. He or she finished second in the NFL along with 109 catches last season.
He or she returns even though there is no quarterback to the Arizona roster. General manager Sam Keim has said the team can move aggressively to fill that will void, through free agency, business or the draft – or any mixture thereof.
Fitzgerald has caught goes by from 17 quarterbacks since getting drafted No . 3 overall simply by Arizona in 2004.
Although Jerry Rice’s NFL career records are usually out of reach, Fitzgerald has a good chance at moving up to No . second . He needs 92 catches in order to top for second in profession receptions and 390 yards getting to pass Terrell Owens for Number 2 in that category.
Fitzgerald provides one year and $11 million staying on his contract and most indications had been he was leaning toward creating at least one more season.
New unpleasant coordinator Mike McCoy said Fitzgerald was the first player he provided to and that the receiver mentioned he was excited about the potential clients of the coming season.
Fitzgerald provides missed only six games in the career and has caught a move in 211 consecutive contests, linked with Tony Gonzalez for 2nd all-time. He has topped 100 captures and 1, 000 yards getting each of the alst three years and, final season, was selected to the Professional Bowl for the 11th time. Amongst wide receivers, only Rice continues to be selected more often.
He shared Walt Payton NFL Man of the Calendar year honors with Eli Manning last year.
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