Fitzgerald: Won't play for any team but Cardinals

Apparently, it's Arizona or bust for Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.

At his youth camp Monday in his native Minnesota, Fitzgerald said Arizona will be the first and only stop of his career.

"If I'm not playing in Arizona, I won't be playing anywhere," Fitzgerald said, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I've built a good life for myself down there. Playing in the same place for 15 years is a true blessing."

Fitzgerald, who played his college ball at Pittsburgh, was the Cardinals' No. 1 selection -- the No. 3 overall pick -- in the 2004 NFL Draft. He will turn 35 next month.

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He is third in career receptions in the NFL with 1,234, just 91 short of tying Tony Gonzalez for second place behind Jerry Rice.

Fitzgerald, who many expected to consider retirement this offseason, said age isn't a reason to retire as long as he's playing at a high level, using tennis star Serena Williams, 36, and four-time NBA MVP LeBron James, 33, as examples.

"It doesn't really matter about the age, it's about what you put into it and your mindset," Fitzgerald told the Pioneer Press. "Everybody kind of takes numbers and assumes this is when it's supposed to end. As an athlete, fortunately, you write your own script. If you still produce and you play at a high level, you kind of determine how long you want to play.

"If I can stay at a high level, I still keep destiny in my own hands."

In his 14th season, Fitzgerald racked up 109 catches for 1,156 yards and six scores while playing in all 16 games for the ninth time in the last 10 years.

--Field Level Media