With the media huddled around Larry Fitzgerald today, Fitzgerald was asked if Steve Breaston’s big game Sunday would help him get a new contract, since Breaston’s deal ends after the 2010 season. That notion brought a smile to Fitzgerald’s face.
“Steve,” Fitzgerald yelled across the locker room after a laugh. “He said you deserve a new contract.”
Breaston looked at Fitz and said, “You?” Fitzgerald responded, “No you! This is your opportunity right now.”
Breaston shook his head, although Fitz kept jabbing. “Oh, you going to say something on Twitter later? Do a Randy Moss! Hey, this is your 15 minutes. ‘Steve is underappreciated, no one loves him around here.’ ”
Then Fitz got more serious. “We definitely want Steve around here,” he said. “He’s been here since Day One with Whiz. A couple of the plays he made (Sunday) embody everything he stands for, his toughness and dedication to the team.”
(Breaston, by the way, wanted no part of talking about his contract situation).
The Cardinals will have decisions/work to do at receiver during and/or after this season. Not only is Breaston scheduled to become a free agent, but Fitzgerald (whose contract won’t allow him to be franchised) will be heading into his final year of his current deal in 2011.
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