Larry Fitzgerald says he’s “not too far away” from extension

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A monster contract extension for Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald appears to be on the way.

Fitzgerald told Jim Trotter of SI.com that the two sides are “not too far away” from completing a new deal.

The two sides have made progress in contract talks since last week, according to Fitzgerald. Cardinals G.M. Rod Graves said on PFT Live that a deal for Fitzgerald was the team’s biggest priority this month.

Fitzgerald says he won’t keep negotiating with Arizona after September 4 so that he can concentrate on the season ahead. Trotter, who has great ties to this story, has a “gut feeling” that Fitzgerald will get his contract before the self-imposed deadline.

It is sure to be a market-setting deal.  We know Chris Johnson plays a different position, but the Titans would be wise to close their deal before Fitzgerald signs a contract that is likely to set a new bar for non-QB skill position players.

35 responses to “Larry Fitzgerald says he’s “not too far away” from extension

  1. Rook ’em Larry….rook ’em good! If they pay enough for you and Kolb, they won’t have enough left to shore up that defense.

  2. Larry Fitzgerald says he’s “not too far away” from extension
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    He also stated “With Kevin Kolb now owning the Franchise, we are far away from a championship”

  3. For all the posters saying come home to the Vikings; Fitz isn’t going anywhere, he has ties to Minn. not L.A.

  4. Fitz will retire a Cardinal and enter the Hall of Fame…Before that there are divisions to be won, playoff games to be won, and another Super Bowl appearance….

  5. oxnardcalif says:
    Aug 18, 2011 1:34 PM

    Before that there are divisions to be won, playoff games to be won, and another Super Bowl appearance….
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    That is exactly why he needs to sign with the Vikes…so he has a chance at all those goals!

  6. oxnardcalif says:
    Aug 18, 2011 1:34 PM

    Before that there are divisions to be won, playoff games to be won, and another Super Bowl appearance….

    Psssstt, Kurt Warner is retired.

  7. I wish we had him, but so does every fan. You guys that think Kolb will suck are sorely mistaken. The Cards are lucky to have both Fitz and Kolb and I wouldn’t be surprised if they win the west easily at least for the next three or four years or until they get Bradford a WR corps in StL.

  8. Those who thought larry was ever leaving Arizona …..well, you know who you are.

    You are inncorrect….and now the cardinals have a deadly 1-2 punch at qb/WR (something you NEED in todays NFL ). They also have three great young rb’s and a lot of young playmakers on defense to go with perrenial all pro’s Dockett, Wilson, and Rhodes. Most gurus have AZ as the most improved team other than the one and doen Eagles.

    To discount the Cardinals in the years to come would be foolish

  9. Why spend the season in blistery cold below zero temps when Fitz can play in the beautiful sunny mild weather of Phoenix for the season? I mean how ideal is that! And he still loves Minnesota guys… He does the awesome snowbird thing and spends his summers in Minnesota when the weather is gorgeous. Dude has it made. The Cardinals love him enough to do everything he asked them to do during the offseason, his fans are ridiculously loyal (as they should be!), and Arizona is an amazing place to be. So just be grateful that you get to watch the magic that is Larry Fitzgerald regardless what team he plays for. The kind of talent he brings to this game only comes around once in a great while. So thanks for stickin with the cardinals Fitz through all the good and all the bad…your fans appreciate you.

  10. …”the Titans would be wise to close their deal before Fitzgerald signs a contract that is likely to set a new bar for non-QB skill position players.”

    And maybe Chris Johnson would be wise to start acting like Larry Fitzgerald! The guy is all class, and deserves 1000 times more respect than a sniveling little dbag holdout like Johnson ANY DAY!

  11. oxnardcalif says:
    Aug 18, 2011 1:34 PM
    Fitz will retire a Cardinal and enter the Hall of Fame…Before that there are divisions to be won, playoff games to be won, and another Super Bowl appearance….

    1. divisions to be won-SLIM
    2.Playoff games to be won-SLIMMER
    3.Super Bowl appearance=NO chance in hell

  12. Yes the NFC West is a weak division – even better chance of making the playoffs
    Plus the NFC West tookout the Saints last year. If you look back the past few Superbowl appearances the Cardinals were in one, not the Vikings, Chargers, Cowboys, Eagles, etc.
    So just keep putting down an up and coming team while ignoring your own team is treading water in the NFL or soon to be drowning. Having Kolb and Fitz can only improve an already improving team. Talk to me after the Cards start the season 5-1

  13. Cards… how does feel when the Vikes roll into town and Viking fans completely own that stadium?

    Nate Pool is the cards best player in history after Larry Fitz… shows what a junk franchise they have…

    Metrodome WEST…

    That’s our house… we just let you rent it out…

  14. mnfaninaz says:
    Aug 18, 2011 6:04 PM
    Cards… how does feel when the Vikes roll into town and Viking fans completely own that stadium?

    Nate Pool is the cards best player in history after Larry Fitz… shows what a junk franchise they have…

    Metrodome WEST…

    That’s our house… we just let you rent it out…

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    Yeah, that Kurt Warner guy shoulda never joined the NFL, what a slouch.

    By the way, how did the Vikings do last season?

    We do appreciate you guys losing in “your” house that we rent…. Pure class.

  15. mnfaninaz….now that you have made a fool of yourself, get back to work…I will take $50 on pump 4.

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