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Larry Fitzgerald says he’s “not too far away” from extension

Arizona Cardinals Training Camp

FLAGSTAFF, AZ - JULY 30: Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals waves to fans as he arrives on a segway to the team training camp at Northern Arizona University on July 30, 2011 in Flagstaff, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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A monster contract extension for Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald appears to be on the way.

Fitzgerald told Jim Trotter of that the two sides are “not too far away” from completing a new deal.

The two sides have made progress in contract talks since last week, according to Fitzgerald. Cardinals G.M. Rod Graves said on PFT Live that a deal for Fitzgerald was the team’s biggest priority this month.

Fitzgerald says he won’t keep negotiating with Arizona after September 4 so that he can concentrate on the season ahead. Trotter, who has great ties to this story, has a “gut feeling” that Fitzgerald will get his contract before the self-imposed deadline.

It is sure to be a market-setting deal. We know Chris Johnson plays a different position, but the Titans would be wise to close their deal before Fitzgerald signs a contract that is likely to set a new bar for non-QB skill position players.