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Steve Keim: Larry Fitzgerald contract is done

The receiver essentially gets a two-year contract.

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The speculation is mostly over. Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday the contract situation with Larry FItzgerald is over. The two sides have come to terms on a new contract.

Keim said it was "essentially a two-year deal."

AZCentral beat writer Kent Somers clarified some of the details. It is technically a four-year contract, as it had to be that long to deal with the previous salary cap prorations, but the deal will void after two years.

Some numbers have come out as well. Pro Football Talk reports that the contract pays Fitzgerald a guaranteed $11 million per year for two years. The new structure of the deal creates almost $13 million in cap space. His previouc cap number was set to be $23.6 million.

Team president Michael Bidwill said all along he was certain Fitz would restructure his contract and take less money. He will be paid $11 million this year. He was due to make $16 million in actual money. He was due an $8 million roster bonus in March and then his salary was going to be $8 million for the season.

While the team has not formally announced the deal, it is done. The biggest question of the offseason has been answered. Larry Fitzgerald will remain an Arizona Cardinal for at least two more seasons.

Now the team has other contracts to look at, such as Darnell Dockett's, and free agency to prepare for.

Cardinals fans can breathe easy. The face of the franchise remains.