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Larry Fitzgerald signs contract extension with Cardinals

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Posted at 4:45 PM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-17 09:27:41-05

It looks like Larry Fitzgerald will be sticking around for a while longer.

The Arizona Cardinals announced Friday that Fitzgerald will be under contract through the 2018 season, confirming multiple reports from Thursday.

The 34-year-old Fitzgerald, who flirted with retirement after the 2016 season, was already technically under contract for 2018, but it is currently a "voidable year" for salary cap purposes, and he was set to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2017 season. 

The contract signing doesn't ensure Fitzgerald will play in the NFL next season, but it does ensure that, if he decides to play in 2018, it will be for the Cardinals.

Fitzgerald has 60 catches for 677 yards and three touchdowns this season. He is on pace for what would be his fourth NFL season of at least 100 receptions and 1,200 receiving yards.

Fitzgerald became the sixth player in NFL history to reach 15,000 career receiving yards during last week's game vs. the Seattle Seahawks.