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Fitzgerald returning for the 2017 season

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On February 1, 2017 at 9:38 pm EST

The Arizona Cardinals received some good news on Wednesday night. Star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has announced that he will return to the team in 2017.

Fitzgerald and Carson Palmer, their starting quarterback, have been mentioned as mulling retirement. The former Pittsburgh Panthers wide out had rumors out at the beginning of the 2016 season that he would step away from the game.


Larry Fitzgerald (Getty Images)

However, he will at least play through the 2017 season. He has spent his entire career with the team after being drafted in the 2004 NFL Draft.

This season, he had a 107 receptions for 1,023 receiving yards with six touchdowns. He has had back-to-back 100-plus receiving seasons.

In his career, he has had four seasons, where he has caught more than 100 receptions. He has also had back-to-back 1,000 receiving yards seasons.

In the past 13-years, he has had 1,125 receptions for 14,389 receiving yards with a 104 touchdowns. He caught his 100th touchdown reception against the New England Patriots to begin the season when he had two touchdown receptions.

He would just have four receptions over the rest of the season. He had a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2. Then, in Week 5 against the San Francisco 49ers, he would have two more touchdowns.

After going 10 weeks without a score, he caught a touchdown to end the season against the Los Angeles Rams.

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