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Source: Fitzgerald joins Arians in retirement after season

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to a source, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will reportedly retire with head coach Bruce Arians. Fitzgerald has considered retirement following the past several seasons.

The 34-year-old reportedly has a one-year deal in place for next season for reportedly $11 million. However, he’s electing to leave with Arians, who will coach his last game with the team this Sunday — and quarterback Carson Palmer may not be too far behind.

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald running into the tunnel after the team's win over the New York Giants (Getty Images)

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald running into the tunnel after the team’s win over the New York Giants (Getty Images)

He was the third overall pick by the Cardinals in the 2004 NFL Draft. Since then, he has transformed into one of the greatest NFL wide receivers of all-time.

Fitzgerald is an 11-time Pro Bowler. He will be making his final Pro Bowl appearance this January in Orlando, Florida.

This season in 15 games, he has 101 receptions for 1,101 receiving yards and six touchdowns. This is his third straight 100-reception, 1,000-yardage season.

Since the 2004 season, he has had 1,226 receptions in his career for 15,490 receiving yards, including 110 touchdowns. He’s third all-time with the 15,490 receiving yards in NFL history.

Only Terrell Owens and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice have more receiving yards than Fitzgerald. Owens has 15,934 receiving yards, while Rice has 22,895 receiving yards.

Fitzgerald also has the third-most receptions in NFL history with 1,226 receptions. Rice is the all-time leader with 1,549 receptions, while Tony Gonzalez is second with 1,325 receptions (the most ever for a tight end, as well).

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