Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has been the star of trade rumors for years, and some of those rumors have fallen back to the Patriots. It's certainly conceivable the Patriots have had internal discussions about Fitzgerald, but any potential interest has remained in-house. The Patriots have never entered any real negotiations with the Cardinals for Fitzgerald -- this year, last year, any year -- according to a source. Fitzgerald, who will turn 31 before the 2014 regular season, will likely always remain a dream-scenario trade target for the league's other 31 teams, so long as the Cardinals aren't a title contender. While they won 10 games in their first season under coach Bruce Arians, it was just their second 10-win season since 1977, and they've got a lot of room for improvement before catching up to the Seahawks and 49ers. Unloading Fitzgerald's contract might be the first step in that long process.
Patriots, Cardinals never entered trade negotiations for Larry Fitzgerald
Boston Herald | Jan 29