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Larry Fitzgerald won't address playing future until training camp

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Former Pitt wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald left the school and has had a stellar career in the NFL. There's little doubt that he should be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame whenever his career ends.

But Fitz isn't saying yet when that career will officially over.

Fitzgerald is committed to this season but nothing beyond that. It could be his last year in the NFL but he won't be discussing his intentions until training camp. And even then, it's not something he wants to be badgered about all year long.

Fitzgerald said Monday night at an Arians Family Foundation charity dinner that he will address his playing future once, in training camp, and that's it.

"I'm going to answer it one time, and I'm not even going to address it anymore," Fitzgerald said.

Fitzgerald's response was likely a preemptive strike of sorts because he was asked quite a bit last year about his future plans.

While Fitzgerald is getting older, he's still plenty capable of being a top receiver in the league. Last year he had a whopping 107 catches, which was, by the way, the most in the NFL. Retiring with seemingly so much left in the tank seems like a ridiculous notion but Fitz has also played 13 years in the league so he's had a fairly long career.

But while that's a good amount, players (particularly receivers) have also played much more. Jerry Rice, for example, played 20 seasons in the NFL.

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