Fitz still big part of Arizona offense - this year

    2014-08-27 15:59

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By BOB BAUM
AP Sports Writer

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Larry Fitzgerald turns 31 on Sunday.

For a decade, he has defined everything that is good about the Arizona Cardinals, shattering franchise records with an often-breathtaking ability to catch passes, while displaying a quiet don't-rock-the-boat personality that's made him anything but a stereotypical diva wide receiver.

Heading into his 11th NFL season, the guy everyone calls ''Fitz'' brushes aside suggestions that his best days are behind him.

And he still figures prominently in the team's plans for the coming season, even as his long-term future with the franchise is unsettled.

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