The Cardinals reportedly locked up two of their main offensive weapons for an extra year apiece.

By SI Wire
August 05, 2016

The Cardinals have agreed to one-year contract extensions with quarterback Carson Palmer and receiver Larry Fitzgerald, the team announced.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the news. Palmer, 36, will be under contract until 2018, and Fitzgerald, 32, through 2017.

“Clearly these are two core members of our team who have played major roles in our success,” general manager Steve Keim said. “Each of them had contracts that were due to expire in the next year or two so these extensions provide a measure of certainty and clarity for the players and organization, both now and in the years ahead. It also reaffirms our long-stated intention that when the time comes, these two great players end their stellar careers as Cardinals.”

NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports Palmer’s contract is now fully guaranteed through 2017, and that he received a $6.75 million signing bonus. His extension is reportedly worth just under $24.35 million.

Palmer threw for 4,671 yards and 35 touchdowns last season. Fitzgerald caught 109 passes for 1,215 yards and nine scores.

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