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Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald says he doesn't have 'urge to play,' not retired yet

In a radio interview on Friday, the Cardinals player said he doesn't have the "urge" to play football right now. But he may feel differently in the future.
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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) during an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

PHOENIX — Larry Fitzgerald has finally talked about his future.

While not saying he is retiring, Fitz told Jim Gray in a radio interview on Friday that he wasn’t planning on playing right now, and that he doesn’t have the “urge” to get back on the field.

For now, Cardinal fans will have to listen to Fitzgerald on his Sirius XM Radio Show with Jim Gray and Tom Brady.

When asked if he was a radio broadcaster or a football player, Fitz replied, “for now, I’ll be a radio broadcaster,” but he left the door open by saying, “I don’t know how I’ll feel in September, October, November moving forward but I just, today, I just don’t have the urge. And I think I have to be respectful of that."

The Cardinals Darren Urban released additional details about the interview.

Here's an audio clip from "SIRIUSXM Radio’s “Let’s Go” with Jim Gray."

The full show will air on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio channel at 3 p.m. Arizona time, 6 p.m. eastern.

Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim spoke to 12 News in an exclusive interview about Fitzgerald's comments. He said Larry will be welcome back to the team if and when Fitzgerald decides the time is right.

Watch the full interview here:

The Cardinals kick off the regular season Sept. 12 against the Tennessee Titans.

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