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Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald Enjoying The Offseason, Hasn’t Decided If He’ll Return In 2021

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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is enjoying his offseason thus far, and doesn’t appear to be close to making any decision about his playing future.

“I’m just playing golf right now, that’s all I’m worried about,” Fitzgerald said via Golfweek while playing at the Waste Management Phoenix Annexus Pro-Am at TPC Scottsdale.

“No timeline. I’m just taking it day by day. Honestly, I haven’t given it much thought.”

The 37-year-old was still productive for Arizona in 2020, pulling in 54 catches for 409 yards with a touchdown in 13 games.

Fitzgerald has nine 1,000 yard seasons in the NFL, and while the numbers of 2020 were a far cry from some of his bigger seasons in the pros, the team would welcome him back with open arms should he decide to return.

“The kids have been keeping me busy, normal offseason, nothing different,” Fitzgerald said.

Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury has also said that he felt it would be a while before Fitzgerald made a decision about returning, though others insist that Fitzgerald should keep playing.

“He’s still good. There’s no reason to retire. Larry’s a cool dude, I’ve gotten to talk to him a little bit,” new Cardinals third basemen Nolan Arenado said at the golf event.

“He’s a good genuine dude and he’s still performing at a high level, so he needs to keep going.”

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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