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Larry Fitzgerald Makes An Announcement (But Not About Football)

Wide receiver has radio show, still hasn't said anything about playing future

When practice is going on during training camp, when I am walking on the sideline I sometimes hear from a fan calling out my name. It's happened three times already in camp. Every time, I've waved high, and then the fan asks some version of, "Any news about Fitz?"

And with a smile, I say no. We're still waiting.

It actually wasn't necessarily true earlier this week. There was news about Larry Fitzgerald, just nothing having to do whether he will play this season or not. Sirius XM radio put out a press release saying the trio of broadcaster Jim Gray, Bucs QB Tom Brady and Fitz were going to have an hour-long show each week called "Let's Go." Technically, it isn't a show as much as Gray having 30 minute conversations separately with Brady and Fitz -- an extended version of the brief talks each player has had with Gray for radio's pregame show on "Monday Night Football" in recent years.

(The show will be Monday nights at 6 p.m. Eastern on Mad Dog Sports Radio and then replay that night on SiriusXM NFL radio.)

What does any of this have to do with the Cardinals? Probably nothing. Coach Kliff Kingsbury wasn't aware of the show announcement and still didn't know Fitz's football plans.

"First I heard of it," Kingsbury said. "No. Like I said, with Fitz, you never know. I'm sure with Fitz he'll be in shape and ready to go if he gets that itch."

(As long as I'm stirring the pot with a Fitz post in the first place, let's note part of the Fitz quote put out in the release -- I added the bold type: "While we never had the chance to play together, to be radio teammates with the GOAT, Tom Brady, is as good as it gets." I mean, "never had" feels like past tense. So while I never thought it might be a thing, sure doesn't sound like Tampa would be an option.)

It's not like an active player can't do a 30-minute phone interview each week. Brady is doing it. So this show doesn't preclude Fitz from coming back to play. We just don't know yet -- or if someone knows, that person or persons aren't telling.

I can say with certainty I don't know. So I have no problem saying hi to you out at practice. But I have no answers when it comes to Fitz's future.

WR Larry Fitzgerald at the line of scrimmage during a game in 2020