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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.

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35 Responses to “Larry Fitzgerald says he’s “not too far away” from extension”
  1. trollhammer20 says: Aug 18, 2011 12:58 PM

    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. offsideburns says: Aug 18, 2011 1:02 PM

    DONT DO IT LARRY!

  3. rayvens says: Aug 18, 2011 1:03 PM

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

  4. sj39 says: Aug 18, 2011 1:05 PM

    Dont do it Larry!

  5. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Aug 18, 2011 1:06 PM

    Not only does Chris Johnson play a different position but the shelf life of that position is WAY shorter than that of a WR. Way less.

  6. drstrangelust says: Aug 18, 2011 1:11 PM

    Dont sign the contract LF! Come back home to Minnesota…you know you want to !

  7. tzoppi says: Aug 18, 2011 1:11 PM

    Anything that gets CJ’s deal done quicker…

  8. jebdamone says: Aug 18, 2011 1:13 PM

    i sure wish tomorrow was september 4th…

    we need you back home in minny next year fitz!

  9. bigks77 says: Aug 18, 2011 1:16 PM

    Noooooooooooo!!!! The cardinals just knock the Vikings out of the playoffs…..Noooooooo!!!!!!

  10. thehighhat says: Aug 18, 2011 1:22 PM

    Obviously winning a championship is not all that important to him. Have fun playing out your career in the NFC West cellar!

  11. thingamajig says: Aug 18, 2011 1:24 PM

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

  12. 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….

  13. thephantomstranger says: Aug 18, 2011 1:46 PM

    But…but…but…I’ve been saying for 6 months that Fitzy will sign with the Viking next year. I don’t understand. How could I be wrong?

  14. drstrangelust says: Aug 18, 2011 1:51 PM

    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….
    ————-
    That is exactly why he needs to sign with the Vikes…so he has a chance at all those goals!

  15. sj39 says: Aug 18, 2011 1:56 PM

    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.

  16. dourselfafavreandretire says: Aug 18, 2011 2:15 PM

    Nate Poole. Bet the vikings wished they had him on their side back in 03…….

  17. chipwade says: Aug 18, 2011 2:29 PM

    The greatest thing that the Cardinals organization has ever done is draft Larry Fitzgerald.

  18. kevinfromphilly says: Aug 18, 2011 2:30 PM

    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.

  19. tecmobowl34 says: Aug 18, 2011 2:30 PM

    ha ha, wicked burn on Viking fans

    that’s gotta hurt

  20. kolb2fitz says: Aug 18, 2011 2:33 PM

    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

  21. vikesfan0717 says: Aug 18, 2011 2:34 PM

    Nooooo ! I would much rather see. Larry in his home state of minnesota !

  22. girlwholoveshercardinals says: Aug 18, 2011 3:00 PM

    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.

  23. wtf6969 says: Aug 18, 2011 3:03 PM

    …”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!

  24. homelanddefense says: Aug 18, 2011 3:09 PM

    is he riding a segway, lol

  25. schmitty2 says: Aug 18, 2011 3:36 PM

    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

  26. dexterismyhero says: Aug 18, 2011 3:57 PM

    He wers extensions? I thought that hair was real!!

  27. darksidecowboy says: Aug 18, 2011 4:10 PM

    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

  28. kolb2fitz says: Aug 18, 2011 4:31 PM

    Minnesota…LOLOLOLOL

    yeah, he’s on the first plane to minny…

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  29. jamazeon says: Aug 18, 2011 5:23 PM

    Trade Fitzgerald for D. Bowe!!!

  30. whoknowsnothing says: Aug 18, 2011 5:26 PM

    AZ Cardinals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. 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…

  32. spawn201 says: Aug 18, 2011 6:09 PM

    As much as I would love to Fitz with Minny next. I dont think there is any way the Cardinals will let him get away.

  33. djsquintz says: Aug 18, 2011 6:59 PM

    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…

    ——————————————————-

    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.

  34. oxnardcalif says: Aug 18, 2011 8:06 PM

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

  35. alldayvikings says: Aug 18, 2011 11:34 PM

    Daaaaammn I don’t like this

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