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Cardinals re-sign Larry Fitzgerald to one-year contract

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Larry Fitzgerald is coming back to play in his 16th season in the NFL. The veteran wide receiver has agreed to re-sign with the Arizona Cardinals on a one-year contract for 2019.

“No player has meant more to this franchise or this community than Larry Fitzgerald,” said Cardinals president Michael Bidwill in a press release per ArizonaSports.com. “In my discussions with him, it was clear that he is as driven and passionate as ever. We are thrilled he’ll be back for 2019.”

Fitzgerald, 35, has played all 15 years of what is most likely a Hall of Fame career with the Cardinals. He is the franchise’s leader in just about every receiving statistic. He also went up to No. 2 overall in the NFL’s all-time receiving yards list this season.

He was once again the top receiver in the 2018 season for a Cardinals team that went 3-13, the worst record in the NFL. Fitzgerald led the team with 69 catches for 734 yards and six touchdowns. Christian Kirk was the next leading receiver with 43 catches for 590 yards and 3 TDs, which highlights the Cards’ lack of receiving weapons besides Fitz.

Fitzgerald, who has contemplated retirement in the past few years, said he was unsure about playing in 2019 and that he’d take his time to decide on his future. But apparently, it didn’t take too long for him to make his decision.

Fitzgerald will now get to play for the Cards’ new head coach in Kliff Kingsbury, whom the wideout spoke highly of. The hope is that Kingsbury can spark young quarterback Josh Rosen and the entire Cardinals offense next season.