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Larry Fitzgerald has been a good citizen with the Cardinals, but the team hasn't always lived up to him -- the assortment of quarterbacks they've had throwing passes to him as of late reads like a waiver wire list. That might be why rumors abounded on Sunday that the team might be looking to trade him soon: what good is an amazing receiver if the players around him aren't up to snuff? Cardinals GM Steve Keim denied that the team was looking to trade Fitzgerald, but anyone who follows trade rumors knows that denials by the front office are only permanent until the right deal comes along.

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Career Cardinal?

It'd be more than passing strange to see Fitzgerald in anything other than Cardinal red and white, although he wouldn't be the first face of the franchise to make a late-career move for a chance at a championship.

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Cardinals GM Steve Keim said that the team's intention is to have Larry Fitzgerald retire as a Cardinal. Will he?

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The Cardinals are going out of their way to praise the Lions in advance of their game this weekend, with both Bruce Arians and Larry Fitzgerald calling Calvin Johnson the best wide receiver in the game. Johnson clearly has a strong argument for the title, but do you have him as the best of the best? Submit your rankings now!

NFL wide receivers

Danny Amendola

Danny Amendola

Patriots

Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant

Cowboys

Randall Cobb

Randall Cobb

Packers

Marques Colston

Marques Colston

Saints

Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz

Giants

Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald

Cardinals

A.J. Green

A.J. Green

Bengals

Percy Harvin

Percy Harvin

Seahawks

Vincent Jackson

Vincent Jackson

Buccaneers

Andre Johnson

Andre Johnson

Texans

Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

Lions

Julio Jones

Julio Jones

Falcons

Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall

Bears

Jordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson

Packers

Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Panthers

Demaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas

Broncos

Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace

Dolphins

Reggie Wayne

Reggie Wayne

Colts

Wes Welker

Wes Welker

Broncos

Roddy White

Roddy White

Falcons

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NFC West Preview -- 2013

The San Francisco 49ers made the Super Bowl last season, thanks in large part to breakout star quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The Seattle Seahawks came close, thanks in large part to breakout star quarterback Russell Wilson. Now these two teams take aim at greater heights. Will either reach them?

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Calvin Johnson set the single-season receiving yards record in 2012, while also leading the league in receptions, yards per game and first downs. But he's far from the only elite receiver out there. Ten players had 1,350 receiving yards or more. Nine wideouts hauled in double-digit touchdowns. How do they stack up against each other as the 2013 season nears? Click the images below to set your rankings!

Rank 'Em: MVP | QBs | RBs | TEs | DLs | LBs | DBs | Offensive ROY | Defensive ROY

NFL wide receivers

Danny Amendola

Danny Amendola

Patriots
2012: 63 rec, 666 yds, 3 TDs

Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant

Cowboys
2012: 92 rec, 1,382 yds, 12 TDs

Randall Cobb

Randall Cobb

Packers
2012: 80 rec, 954 yds, 8 TDs

Marques Colston

Marques Colston

Saints
2012: 83 rec, 1,154 yds, 10 TDs

Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz

Giants
2012: 86 rec, 1,092 yds, 10 TDs

Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald

Cardinals
2012: 71 rec, 798 yds, 4 TDs

A.J. Green

A.J. Green

Bengals
2012: 97 rec, 1,350 yds, 11 TDs

Percy Harvin

Percy Harvin

Seahawks
2012: 62 rec, 677 yds, 3 TDs

Vincent Jackson

Vincent Jackson

Buccaneers
2012: 72 rec, 1,384 yds, 8 TDs

Andre Johnson

Andre Johnson

Texans
2012: 112 rec, 1,598 yds, 4 TDs

Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

Lions
2012: 122 rec, 1,964 yds, 5 TDs

Julio Jones

Julio Jones

Falcons
2012: 79 rec, 1,198 yds, 10 TDs

Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall

Bears
2012: 118 rec, 1,508 yds, 11 TDs

Jordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson

Packers
2012: 49 rec, 745 yds, 7 TDs

Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Panthers
2012: 73 rec, 1,174 yds, 4 TDs

Demaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas

Broncos
2012: 94 rec, 1,434 yds, 10 TDs

Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace

Dolphins
2012: 64 rec, 836 yds, 8 TDs

Reggie Wayne

Reggie Wayne

Colts
2012: 106 rec, 1,355 yds, 5 TDs

Wes Welker

Wes Welker

Broncos
2012: 118 rec, 1,354 yds, 6 TDs

Roddy White

Roddy White

Falcons
2012: 92 rec, 1,351 yds, 7 TDs

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Calvin Johnson set the single-season receiving yards record in 2012, while also leading the league in receptions, yards per game and first downs. Wes Welker was tops for most yards after the catch, whereas Vincent Jackson took the crown in average yards per catch. ESPN NFL analyst and Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter named Johnson as the league's best wide receiver, but do you agree? Click the images below to set your rankings!

NFL wide receivers

Danny Amendola

Danny Amendola

Patriots
2012: 63 rec, 666 yds, 3 TDs

Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant

Cowboys
2012: 92 rec, 1,382 yds, 12 TDs

Randall Cobb

Randall Cobb

Packers
2012: 80 rec, 954 yds, 8 TDs

Marques Colston

Marques Colston

Saints
2012: 83 rec, 1,154 yds, 10 TDs

Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz

Giants
2012: 86 rec, 1,092 yds, 10 TDs

Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald

Cardinals
2012: 71 rec, 798 yds, 4 TDs

A.J. Green

A.J. Green

Bengals
2012: 97 rec, 1,350 yds, 11 TDs

Percy Harvin

Percy Harvin

Seahawks
2012: 62 rec, 677 yds, 3 TDs

Vincent Jackson

Vincent Jackson

Buccaneers
2012: 72 rec, 1,384 yds, 8 TDs

Andre Johnson

Andre Johnson

Texans
2012: 112 rec, 1,598 yds, 4 TDs

Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

Lions
2012: 122 rec, 1,964 yds, 5 TDs

Julio Jones

Julio Jones

Falcons
2012: 79 rec, 1,198 yds, 10 TDs

Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall

Bears
2012: 118 rec, 1,508 yds, 11 TDs

Jordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson

Packers
2012: 49 rec, 745 yds, 7 TDs

Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Panthers
2012: 73 rec, 1,174 yds, 4 TDs

Demaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas

Broncos
2012: 94 rec, 1,434 yds, 10 TDs

Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace

Dolphins
2012: 64 rec, 836 yds, 8 TDs

Reggie Wayne

Reggie Wayne

Colts
2012: 106 rec, 1,355 yds, 5 TDs

Wes Welker

Wes Welker

Broncos
2012: 118 rec, 1,354 yds, 6 TDs

Roddy White

Roddy White

Falcons
2012: 92 rec, 1,351 yds, 7 TDs

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