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NFL Notes: Larry Fitzgerald, 49ers, Colts, Saints, & Vikings

Larry Fitzgerald Albert Breer has some contract details for Larry Fitzgerald‘s new contract. Fitzgerald has a $10 million bonus that’s treated as signing bonus due on March 11. He’ll make base salaries of $1 million (2015), $11 million (2016), both of which are fully guaranteed. The agreement will void after two years, even though it’s a four-year contract. The remaining two years are added to ...

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Contract Details For Larry Fitzgerald’s New Agreement

Joel Corry of CBS Sports has the full breakdown of Larry Fitzgerald‘s new contract with the Cardinals. Fitzgerald receives a four-year contract that includes $11 million guaranteed in the first two years of the agreement. According to Corry, the contract will pay him $10 million on the second day of 2015 league year in the form of a roster bonus. This $10 million ...

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Report: NFL Teams Concerned That Larry Fitzgerald’s New Contract Could Inflate WR Market

According to Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report, three NFL executives were “very surprised” that Larry Fitzgerald wound up securing the kind of money he did from the Cardinals in his new contract. Cole’s sources said they expected the receiver market to be in the $7-$8 million range and Fitzgerald could end up at the top of that price range. However, the fact ...

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NFL Notes: Bears, Buccaneers, Cardinals, & Vikings

Bears New HC John Fox was noncommittal about QB Jay Cutler and WR Brandon Marshall‘s futures with the team. (Jeff Dickerson) Fox confirmed that the Bears will be moving to a 3-4 defense in 2015. (Jeff Dickerson) Buccaneers Buccaneers GM Jason Licht said of their No. 1 overall pick: “All options are on the table, including trading the (top) pick. We’re leaning on using it ...

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Cardinals & Larry Fitzgerald Reach Agreement, Free Up $13M In Cap Space

Update: Pro Football Talk reports that the Cardinals new agreement with WR Larry Fitzgerald is “done.” According to PFT, the Cardinals will free up $13 million in available cap space from this move. Josh Alper of PFT adds that Fitzgerald’s new contract guarantees him $11 million per year over the next two seasons. Cardinals GM Steve Keim said that Fitzgerald’s new contract is “essentially” a two-year deal. ...

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NFL Notes: Potential Roster Cuts, Buccaneers, Dolphins, & Patriots

Potential Roster Cuts Ben Volin of the Boston Globe takes a look at a number of veteran players could be roster cuts in the next few weeks. Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald, Jets WR Percy Harvin, Bears WR Brandon Marshall, Steelers S Troy Polamalu, Buccaneers G Logan Mankins and Dolphins WR Mike Wallace are among the players who could be on the chopping block, according ...

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Cardinals DE Calais Campbell Open To Restructuring Contract

According to Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910, Cardinals DE Calais Campbell is open to restructuring his contract this offseason. Of course, Arizona is working on an agreement with WR Larry Fitzgerald to lower his staggering $23.6 million cap figure, which represents the easiest form of cap savings on their roster. Cardinals GM Steve Keim recently mentioned that they are essentially over the cap by $16 million right ...

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Cardinals & Larry Fitzgerald Have Begun Talks To Renegotiate His Contract

Update: Cardinals GM Steve Keim admitted that it would be tough to see WR Larry Fitzgerald wearing another other uniform next season. “It would be awfully tough for me to see Larry Fitzgerald wearing another uniform,” Keim said Friday on KMVP-FM. “I don’t want to negotiate through the media. I have a lot of respect for not only the player — tremendous ...

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Reworking Larry Fitzgerald’s Contract A Priority For Cardinals, But “It Takes Two”

On Wednesday, Cardinals president Michael Bidwill mentioned that restructuring WR Larry Fitzgerald‘s contract will be their “first order of business” this offseason. “I think, immediately, we’ve got to address Larry Fitzgerald’s contract,” Bidwill in an interview with Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, via Josh Weinfuss of ESPN. “We’ve talked about that. We’ve been working hard on trying to make sure that he’s got a contract that ...

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Extension Talks On Hold Between Falcons & Julio Jones

Falcons owner Arthur Blank was recently asked about a possible extension for Pro Bowl WR Julio Jones. Blank stressed that they value Jones as a player, but he believes this is a decision for the team’s new head coach to make. “Well, I think it’s a decision that the head coach will look at the talent on the roster,” Blank said, ...

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Cardinals “Desperately” Want Larry Fitzgerald Back Next Year

According to Cardinals HC Bruce Arians, they “desperately” want WR Larry Fitzgerald to be back for the 2015 season, but admitted that he’s nervous about the situation. “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t,” Arians said, via AzCardinals.com. “We definitely, desperately want him to stay. He knows that. It’s really his decision.” Arians added that he’s hoping that they will be able ...

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Cardinals Have Had “Great Conversations” With Larry Fitzgerald Regarding His Contract

Cardinals president Michael Bidwill told Pro Football Talk on Thursday that they’ve had “a lot of great conversations” with WR Larry Fitzgerald in recent weeks. Bidwill added that he’s confident that something will ultimately be worked out and Fitzgerald will be back for the 2015 season. “I think so. We’ve had a lot of great conversations and I’m feeling very comfortable we’ll get something ...

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NFL Notes: Broncos, Jets, Raiders, & Redskins

Broncos Mike Klis of The Denver Post writes that the Broncos are hoping to have a resolution early this week regarding whether or not they’ll be able to interview Bengals DBs coach Vance Joseph for their defensive coordinator vacancy. Jets Joel Corry of CBS Sports takes a look at some potential offseason targets for the Jets in his latest column. According to Corry, cornerbacks like Kareem Jackson ...

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Cardinals Optimistic WR Larry Fitzgerald Will Be Back In Arizona Next Year

Cardinals president Michael Bidwill believes WR Larry Fitzgerald will be back with the team in 2015. “I’m sure we’ll get it worked out,” Bidwill said, via Josh Weinfuss of ESPN. “We’ve had a couple of conversations that I think were productive so we’ll continue those discussions. “Without getting into too much, I think it’s perfect for us and it’s perfect ...

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NFL Notes: Bills, Cardinals, Eagles, Jets, Raiders

  Bills The Bills were granted permission to interview Redskins offensive line coach Chris Foerster. (Adam Schefter) The Bills were granted permission to interview 49ers offensive line coach Mike Solari. (Matt Maiocco) Cardinals In response to a question whether he would be in a Cardinals uniform next season, WR Larry Fitzgerald provided this noncommittal response: “This is the only place ...

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Cardinals Have Had “Positive, But Preliminary” Contract Talks With Larry Fitzgerald

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that the Cardinals and representatives for WR Larry Fitzgerald have had “positive, but preliminary” discussions regarding a new contract. Sources tell Somers that the two sides yet to discuss money, so the two sides are clearly in the early stages of negotiations. Previous reports have said Arizona is expected to ask Fitzgerald to make ...

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NFL Notes: Bills, Cardinals, Cowboys, Packers

Bills Ian Rapoport reports that the Buffalo Bills interviewed Seahawks DC Dan Quinn, Seahawks  OC Darrell Bevell, and Broncos OC Adam Gase on Saturday. Cardinals Josh Weinfuss identifies CB Antonio Cormartie, DL Tommy Kelly, G Paul Fanaika and LS Mike Leach as players the Cardinals will look to re-sign next year. Weinfuss offers some odds for key players returning: WR Larry Fitzgerald 50 ...

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NFL Notes: Cardinals, Panthers, Patriots, Raiders, & Saints

Cardinals QB Drew Stanton said he does not need any further surgery to his injured right knee. (Bob McManaman) Panthers ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that DE Greg Hardy made another $40,000 for the Panthers’ playoff appearance, even though he’s on the commissioner’s exempt list. Patriots Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston writes that Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio may have the ...

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NFL Notes: Cap Causalities, Packers, Ravens, & Saints

Potential Cap Causalities Jason Fitzgerald has a great article up at The Sporting News that takes a look at some notable players who could be cap causalities this offseason. According to Fitzgerald, some names to watch include: Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald Texans WR Andre Johnson Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Rams QB Sam Bradford Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali Saints WR Marques Colston Rams OT Jake ...

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NFL Notes: Browns, Cardinals, Chargers, Chiefs, Dolphins & Eagles

  Browns QB Brian Hoyer sustained a shoulder injury Sunday and will be evaluated day-to-day. (Jason La Confora) Cardinals Head Coach Bruce Arians said that WR Larry Fitzgerald is still playing at only “about 70 percent” because of his knee injury. (via Darren Urban) Chargers Head Coach Mike McCoy said that QB Philip Rivers will play on Sunday despite his ...

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Cardinals Have No Plans To Release Larry Fitzgerald, Despite His $23.6M Cap Figure

Update: Cardinals GM Steve Keim mentioned that they have already factored WR Larry Fitzgerald‘s, staggering cap figure of $23.6 million into their plans, and they are hoping he’ll finish out his career in Arizona. “We have to make good business decisions,” Keim told Arizona Sports 98.7, per Darren Urban. “I don’t think it’s any secret that we said all along that it is our intent ...

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