Dec 29, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) runs the ball against the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald not interested in pay cut

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With success comes a higher payroll, something the Arizona Cardinals are being made well aware of.

Due $12.7 million for the upcoming season (a figure that will count $18 million towards the 2014 cap), Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has become a financial burden.

No issue for the Cardinals though, who will simply ask their Pro Bowl talent to take a pay cut. Problem solved – or so we thought.

According to the Arizona Republic, Fitzgerald isn’t open to the idea of taking less money and could take a hard line stance, which could create all sorts of problems for the Cardinals cap situation:

The Cardinals haven’t approached Larry Fitzgerald’s agent, Eugene Parker, about restructuring the contract, but they will. Negotiations will be interesting because Fitzgerald isn’t going to take a pay cut.

It’s possible the Cardinals could attempt to restructure the deal which would give Fitzgerald the same amount of money, just over a longer period of time – but he’d need an incentive to do such.

Hopefully both sides can find a middle ground because if not, it could get ugly.

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