Cards GM on Pats-Fitzgerald rumors: 'They never called me'

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

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INDIANAPOLIS -- In the middle of the playoffs, a crazy report about New England having interest in Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald popped up on the NFL rumor scene. It shocked everyone, including Cards GM Steve Keim.

Keim was asked about the Patriots rumors and said he heard them in his car and ... wasn't very happy about them.

"I was driving into work one morning and I heard the rumors about the trade," Keim said. "And I was trying to find someone to fire because they never called me."

Keim seemed legitimately miffed about the rumors, and it's hard to blame him. Any time that happens -- regardless of the veracity of said rumors -- the news is going to get back to the player and the player's going to want to know about the possibility of being moved.

If Keim did want to trade Fitzgerald it's not like he has to check with the wideout. But you want your biggest star -- and Fitzy is unquestionably the biggest star in Arizona -- to be happy. And trade rumors don't make anyone happy.

Including the GM.

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