Larry Fitzgerald flew to Arizona on Tuesday to complete talks with the Cardinals over restructuring his contract in order to free cap room for the following NFL season.
Pro-Bowl receiver Fitzgerald, who has become synonymous with terms such as loyal and unselfish throughout his career, has helped the Cardinals once more by allowing his team flexibility in the free agent market as they look to attract some high quality talent to surround their star wide receiver with.
Thanks to Albert Breer we're are able to understand that the Cardinals will save $9.4 million on their 2014 salary cap due to the help of Fitzgerald and for a team who just missed out on the play-offs last year despite their 10-6 record, they have given themselves some amicable wiggle-room to make a splash in free agency.
The 30-year old receiver has been in the NFL long enough to understand the logistics to creating a championship calibre team and unlike many other money-driven football stars, Fitzgerald understands team-mates need to be kept around and paid.
Fitzgerald was quoted as saying: "I want to see this do well. I love this group of guys. Patrick (Peterson's) deal is coming up and he needs to be compensated as the best corner in the game, which I feel he is.
"We've got to take care of Karlos Dansby, Frostee Rucker, there are a lot of guys that deserve to be compensated for their play. And I understand that."
It is much believed that if Arizona can match its ferocity on defence with an equally potent offence than the Cardinals can be a major threat into the later stages of the play-offs.
Fitzgerald has long been the one shining light on offence in Glendale and will hope he is joined by some much needed talent this off season.
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