Cardinals, WR Larry Fitzgerald agree to new contract
The Arizona Cardinals and Larry Fitzgerald agreed to a new contract, allowing the team to retain the eight-time Pro Bowler amidst salary cap concerns, general manager Steve Keim confirmed on Wednesday.
Keim said it is "essentially a two-year deal," and Pro Football Talk reports Fitzgerald will receive $11 million in guaranteed money each season. The team will create almost $13 million in cap space for next season, according to Pro Football Talk.
Fitzgerald, 31, was in the middle of an eight-year, $120 million contract with a $23.6 million salary cap hit next season.
Fitzgerald was the No. 3 pick in the 2004 draft and has played his entire career with the Cardinals. He is the franchise's all-time leader in catches (909), receiving yards (12,151) and touchdowns (89).
Last season, he led the team with 103 catches and was second on the team with 784 yards. In 14 games, he set a career-low with two touchdowns.
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