QLarry Fitzgerald
WR ARI (9)
1 day ago

Fitzgerald (knee) is not slated to play in Sunday's preseason game against the Texans, Darren Urban of AZcardinals.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fitzgerald, who has been dealing with a minor MCL sprain, was actually on the field during early warmups with his helmet on, catching passes. Per the report, the veteran wideout "was moving around fine," with the decision to hold him out of action Sunday presumably precautionary in nature.

QLarry Fitzgerald
WR ARI (9)
4 days ago1 Comment

Fitzgerald (knee) wasn't expected to practice Thursday but was seen in pads prior to drills, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fitzgerald may have been able to change the mind of head coach Bruce Arians, who has been the driving force behind holding out the wide receiver as he tends to a slight MCL sprain. Individual drills would be a good start Thursday, but there's no need for Fitzgerald to push his luck with more than two weeks remaining before the regular season opener.

QLarry Fitzgerald
WR ARI (9)
5 days ago

Although Fitzgerald will miss Thursday's practice, head coach Bruce Arians wouldn't rule out the wide receiver for Sunday's preseason contest at Houston, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fitzgerald has had an up-and-down week as he deals with a slight MCL sprain. Sidelined at last Friday's game in San Diego, he returned to drills Sunday, during which he suffered a setback. Fitzgerald is unlikely to take the field "until this calms down," according to Arians, leaving his status in question for the Cardinals' upcoming, and all-important, third outing of exhibition season.

QLarry Fitzgerald
WR ARI (9)
6 days ago

Fitzgerald (knee) will be held out of Wednesday's practice, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After overextending himself in Sunday's session, Fitzgerald has seemingly been given an ultimatum by head coach Bruce Arians. The effort to avoid an aggravation of Fitzgerald's slight MCL sprain is admirable, especially with fellow wideout John Brown suffering through lingering concussion symptoms. Instead, rest and rehabilitation will dominate Fitzgerald's schedule for the time being.

QLarry Fitzgerald
WR ARI (9)
1 week ago

Fitzgerald (knee) won't practice Monday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. "It's more me than him," head coach Bruce Arians said.

EDGE Analysis

Stuck to the sideline during Friday's preseason game due to a slight MCL sprain, Fitzgerald alleviated fears about the injury with a return to practice Sunday. Just a day later, though, he'll sit out again. Arians relayed that Fitzgerald "overworked" the knee Sunday, so a spell of rest may be in order for the veteran wide receiver. Because the issue may be one of pain tolerance moving forward, the Cardinals will likely follow a cautious approach with Fitzgerald for the foreseeable future.

QLarry Fitzgerald
WR ARI (9)
1 week ago

Fitzgerald (knee) returned to practice on Sunday, Darren Urban of AZcardinals.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fitzgerald is dealing with a slight MCL sprain, but it's nothing serious and he was able to practice on Sunday. The Cardinals will likely play it safe with their 32-year-old receiver and keep him limited throughout the rest of the preseason, but as it stands currently, he doesn't appear to be in danger of missing Week 1.

QLarry Fitzgerald
WR ARI (9)
1 week ago

Fitzgerald is dealing with a slight MCL sprain, the Arizona Republic's Kent Somers reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Bruce Arians says the injury is nothing serious, and Fitzgerald ran before and after Friday's preseason game. The Cardinals will likely take it slow with Fitzgerald throughout the rest of the preseason, given his experience and rapport with quarterback Carson Palmer. If it is indeed a minor, or Grade 1, MCL sprain, Fitzgerald should be ready to go for the start of the regular season.

QLarry Fitzgerald
WR ARI (9)
3 weeks ago

Fitzgerald signed a one-year extension with the Cardinals on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This offseason, the veteran wideout has been fielding questions of a possible retirement after 2016, but it now appears he'll stay in the desert through at least the 2017 season. The 32-year-old is coming off one of the best seasons of his historic career, as he totaled 109 receptions for 1,215 yards and nine touchdowns in 16 games. With such a deep receiving corp, Fitzgerald's production could fall in 2016. However, except for his rookie season, the wideout has never posted less than 60 receptions in a season, something that doesn't figure to change this year.

QLarry Fitzgerald
WR ARI (9)
3 months ago

Fitzgerald said he hasn't yet considered whether 2016 might be his last season, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Set to turn 33 shortly before Week 1, Fitzgerald only has one year remaining on his contract, but he remained highly effective last season even as John Brown and Michael Floyd also thrived (at times) in the excellent Arizona offense. While a repeat of 2015's 109-1,215-9 receiving line is probably too much to ask, Fitzgerald proved beyond any shred of doubt that he can still play at a high level. Barring a major injury or steep downturn in effectiveness, he'll likely stick around beyond 2016, be it in Arizona or elsewhere. With Floyd also entering the final year of his contract and likely seeking a big deal afterward, the Cardinals probably won't retain both receivers past 2016.

QLarry Fitzgerald
WR ARI (9)
7 months ago

Fitzgerald reeled in four of seven targets for 30 yards in Sunday's NFC championship loss to the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Fitzgerald enjoyed a renaissance in 2015, the beneficiary of Bruce Arians' play calling and Carson Palmer's quarterback play. The latter soured to end the season, and Fitzgerald's production went south. Still, the 32-year-old receiver set a career high in catches in 2015, was targeted at least five times in every game and caught at least five passes in 14 of 18 contests. Provided Palmer is able to shake a bad end to this season, Fitzgerald should hold a ton of value as his favorite target heading into 2016.