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A lot of high praise for Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has been coming out of Arizona. First Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians called Calvin the best in the NFL. The conversation started when he was talking about the matchup between Johnson and his cornerback Patrick Peterson.  Arians said, “I think an elite player like Patrick, in my opinion, who is probably the best corner in the league, is going against the best receiver in the league.” Next the Cardinals own star wide out, Larry Fitzgerald spoke about Megatron. “Calvin’s the best,” Arizona Fitzgerald said. “I mean, look at his numbers. It is what it is.” Johnson led the league with 1,964 receiving yards and with those numbers broke Jerry Rice’s single season record, which was at 1,848 yards. Larry only had 798 receiving yards, his lowest total since his rookie season. Still he and his other wide out teammates were catching passes from four different quarterbacks. Fitzgerald who will most likely be in the Ha...

Larry Fitzgerald may be too nice

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is one of the most courteous gentlemen in the NFL.He leads by example and has mentored younger players in his locker room such as fellow wideout Michael Floyd. In 2011, Fitzgerald signed a career-busting eight year deal that holds $50 million in guaranteed money to remain in the desert. This was with the knowledge that his quarterback...

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will play this weekend against the Detroit Lions

Elite Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald remained limited in practice Thursday with a slight leg injury. Although nothing serious, the 29-year-old Fitzgerald tweaked his hamstring during Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Rams in St. Louis. Handcuffed by an atrocious collection of quarterbacks since Kurt Warner retired in 2009, Fitzgerald looked reinvigorated teaming with...

Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald questionable for week 2

Arizona Cardinals’ star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is being listed as questionable with a hamstring injury heading into their week 2 matchup with the Detroit Lions, according to's Chris Wesseling. Fitzgerald is far and away the Cardinals most dynamic and explosive weapon on offense. Any time he spends on the sideline would hurt the Cardinals immensely. The injury...

Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald limited by hamstring injury in Thursday's practice

Receiver Larry Fitzgerald sat in front of his locker on Thursday and insisted that a sore hamstring would not keep him from playing on Sunday against the Lions. “I’m fine” he said. Would he tell reporters if he wasn’t fine? “No I wouldn’t” Fitzgerald said smiling. Fitzgerald didn’t run full speed during the portion of practice open to media. He watched the first...

NFL Fantasy Football Injury News: Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald out vs Lions?

The Arizona Cardinals will take on the Detroit Lions in week two of the NFL season but they might be without the services of their best offensive weapon, WR Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald is suffering from a hamstring injury and it was reported this week that he might be a game time decision while officially being listed as questionable on the injury report. The Arizona Cardinals made...

Larry Fitzgerald Dealing with Hamstring Injury

Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday.Fantasy Spin:Fitzgerald is coming off a two-touchdown game in his first appearance with Carson Palmer at quarterback and is likely to play Sunday unless his condition worsens over the next 24 hours.

Larry Fitzgerald, Rashard Mendenhall both limited in practice

According to Darren Urban of,  Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and running back Rashard Mendenhall were both limited in practice. #AzCardinals injuries: WR Larry Fitzgerald (ham), RB Mendenhall (ham), WR Roberts (quad), LB Alexander (biceps) limited #DETvsAZ — Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) September 11, 2013 Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet...

NFL Week 2: 3 Matchups To Keep An Eye On

1. Calvin Johnson vs. Patrick Peterson Calvin Johnson is the best receiver in the NFL, but had a minimal impact on the Lions Week 1 win over the Vikings. Patrick Peterson on the other hand is one of the few cornerbacks in the league that can almost matchup physically with Johnson. Johnson only had 4 catches for 37 yards in Week 1, but you can guarantee that QB Matt Stafford will...

Larry Fitzgerald Will Be Game-Time Decision

Arizona wideout Larry Fitzgerald is likely to be a game-time decison Sunday against the Lions. SOURCE: Darren Urban, azcardinals.comFantasy Spin:He's battling a hamstring injury. Fitz hasn't missed a game since 2007 and has only missed four games in his entire career. The Pittsburgh alum is fourth among active players in career receiving yards (10,493 in 141 games).

Patrick Peterson Will Cover Calvin Johnson Sunday

Lions' receiver Calvin Johnson will have talented Cardinals' cornerback Patrick Peterson on him all day long, according to coach Bruce Arians.Fantasy Spin:Nothing that wasn't expected. They matched up last season and Megatron caught 10 balls for 121 yards, though Arizona won the game. Johnson didn't do much in Week 1 with four catches for 37 yards.

Cardinals Injury Report: Larry Fitzgerald, Rashard Mendenhall limited

The Arizona Cardinals are heading into their week 2 matchup against the Detroit Lions with relatively mild injury concerns, according to their official team web site. It is quite possible that their biggest question mark lies with tight end Rob Housler, who missed week 1 with a lingering ankle injury. Housler has yet to participate in practice this week and his absence has been...

Lions at Cardinals: Five things to watch

A breakout debut for Reggie Bush, another failure to "complete the process" by Calvin Johnson, a 100,000 fine and more controversy for Ndamukong Suh. At least the Detroit Lions aren't boring. The Lions head out to Arizona this week with a chance for payback against the Cardinals after last year's embarrassment. Here are five storylines to follow for Sunday'...

Cardinals' Peterson ready for Megatron challenge

TEMPE, Ariz. Cornerbacks have gone to unusual lengths to psyche themselves up before matchups with Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson.Last season, the Packers Tramon Williams dubbed himself Optimus Prime, and Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman made Optimus Prime his Twitter handle in response to Johnsons nickname, Megatron.Thats what (safety) Rashad Johnson was calling me last...

Arizona receivers have big day in Palmer's debut

One thing was clear in the Arizona Cardinals' season opener, Carson Palmer has more than Larry Fitzgerald as a reliable target. Sure, Fitzgerald had eight catches for 80 yards and two touchdowns, but Andre Roberts and Michael Floyd had big games, too, although it was for naught in a 27-24 loss to St. Louis. Roberts caught nine passes, matching his career best, for 97 yards...

Larry Fitzgerald Agrees With Bruce Arians, Calls Lions Wide Receiver Calvin Johnson ‘the Best’

In the world of sports, everyone loves to debate. One of the most popular topics around the water cooler has always been “Who’s the best?” Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson, Sammy Sosa vs. Barry Bonds, and Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin are some of the biggest. In football though, there’s a never ending debate that goes position by position. Tom Brady vs. Peyton...
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