Cardinals aim for quick, new deal with Fitzgerald

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- After a frenzy of activity elsewhere in recent days, the Arizona Cardinals are turning to an effort to sign star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald to a new contract.

General manager Rod Graves said on Monday that talks are beginning this week and he believes a new deal can be reached before Arizona's season opener on Sept. 11.

Graves says the Cardinals want Fitzgerald to end his career with Arizona and are prepared to make him the highest paid player in team history and one of the highest paid in the NFL.

Fitzgerald, on the final year of his contract, joked after Monday morning's workout that he was worried Arizona's money had dried up after all the recent signings.

But he says he wants to remain with the Cardinals.