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Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald Returning for 17th Season



Arizona Cardinals’ wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, a future Hall of Famer, will be returning for a 17th season after re-signing with the club on a one-year deal, according to an official team announcement on Wednesday.

Fitzgerald, 36, was the only active player to be named to the NFL’s all-time team back in December, and is currently second on the NFL’s all-time receiving yards list (17,083) and receptions list (1,378), behind Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice, and also sixth on the NFL’s all-time touchdown receptions list with 120 touchdowns.

Fitzgerald had another solid season for the Cardinals, hauling in 75 catches for 804 yards and 4 touchdowns.

“I think he’s playing as good as anybody, honestly,” Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said during his season-ending news conference (h/t ESPN). “You watch what he does week in and week out, the little things, the blocking and the toughness that he brings to the offensive side of the football.

“He’s just still creating separation. He does it all.”

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