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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2017, file photo, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Former Arizona Cardinals' wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has finally broke his silence about his future in the NFL, stating the urge to play isn't there.

Jim Gray, one of the hosts of the SiriusXM show, "Let’s Go! with Tom Brady and Larry Fitzgerald", questioned Fitzgerald about his future in the NFL. "So Larry, are you going to be a radio broadcaster, or will you be back out on the football field?" asked Gray. 

"For now, I'm gonna be a radio broadcaster. To be honest with you, I just don't have the urge to play right now," said Fitzgerald. "I don't know how I'll feel in September, October, November, moving forward, but as of today I just don't have the urge." 

The question about Fitzgerald's retirement has been in the air for some time. Fitzgerald did not show at the first day of Cardinals camp; the first time since 2004. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury also noted that the ball was in Fitzgerald's court when asked about the wide receiver's future. 

Fitzgerald started in 13 games last season, recording 409 receiving yards and one touchdown. The 11x Pro-Bowler holds the record for second-most career receptions of all time, trailing Hall of Famer Jerry Rice. 

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