January 26, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; Team Rice receiver Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals (11) during the 2014 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: New England Patriots never offered trade for Larry Fitzgerald

The New England Patriots need help at wide receiver and that will remain a focus heading into this offseason. Their need for targets prompted a report on Tuesday stating that the Patriots thought that they would be able to secure Larry Fitzgerald in a trade with the Cardinals last offseason, but those reports were refuted on Wednesday.

CSNNE originally reported the story based on statements from an unnamed individual within the Patriots organization, but the Boston Herald is reporting that any interest in Fitzgerald was kept in-house and never discussed with the Cardinals.

This makes sense, since had a marquee team like the Patriots inquired about trading for a high profile player like Fitzgerald, word would have gotten out almost immediately. The fact that we’re hearing about this a year after that goes to show just how far any sort of talks went.

But now that the information is out in the open, perhaps the Patriots will want t extend a hand to the Cardinals just to see if anything is possible.

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