- Somers admits another week of rest and treatment could help Fitzgerald immensely and give him at least a shot at suiting up.
HC Bruce Arians told reporters that Fitzgerald “couldn’t run” during pregame warm ups, so it’s really not all that surprising that he was held out of Sunday’s game.
Drew Stanton threw for just 149 yards while completing 14 of 26 passes and one interception. There’s no question that not having Fitzgerald in the lineup played a role in the team’s passing struggles, but they were also on the road in Seattle.
Should Fitzgerald sit out Week 13’s game against the Falcons, you can expect to see more of John and Jaron Brown.
Fitzgerald, 31, is in the fourth year of his eight-year, $128.5 million contract that included $50 million guaranteed. After reworking his contract, Fitzgerald received an $11.75 million signing bonus to go along with a base salary of $1 million for the 2014 season.
Next year, the Cardinals will face a decision regarding his $8 million roster bonus that’s due in March.
Over the course of 10 games, Fitzgerald has caught 46 passes for 658 yards receiving and two touchdowns.