Larry Fitzgerald explains why his 2016 NFL receptions title would need an asterisk

BY Brett Pollakoff • December 29, 2016

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Heading into Week 17, Larry Fitzgerald trails Antonio Brown by four receptions for the league lead this season. The title is there for the taking for Fitzgerald, however, because Brown is expected to rest due to the fact that the Steelers' spot in the playoffs has already been determined.

This particular set of circumstances makes the victory a hollow one in Fitzgerald's eyes, should he come away with five catches in Los Angeles on Sunday in the Cardinals' season finale against the Rams.

“He’s not playing,” Fitzgerald said, via the team's website. “Got to put an asterisk by it if it were to happen.”

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