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Cardinals' Fitzgerald accepts restructured deal

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Feb 04 2014 05:24:03 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 04 2014 11:15:13 PM CST
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The Arizona Cardinals and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald agreed on a restructured contract Tuesday that will give the team additional salary cap space.

Financial details were not announced, but Fitzgerald's previous contract was projected to count more than $18 million against the cap in 2014.

"Back in AZ from #SB48 & the 1st order of business this AM was signing a restructured contract to help the @AZCardinals get better for 2014!" Fitzgerald tweeted.

It is expected that part of Fitzgerald's $12.75 base salary would go into a signing bonus that extends through the end of the contract. The restructuring would potentially give the Cardinals from $7 million to $8 million in available cap space.

The 30-year-old Fitzgerald played in all 16 regular-season games last season and had 82 receptions for 954 yards and 10 touchdowns as the Cardinals (10-6) fell just short of making the playoffs.

In 10 seasons with the Cardinals, the perennial Pro Bowl receiver has 846 catches for 11,367 yards and 87 touchdowns.