PHOENIX -- Larry Fitzgerald says he has restructured his contract with the Arizona Cardinals, reducing a big salary-cap hit from his old deal and creating room for signing other players. Leighton Vander Esch Cowboys Jersey . Fitzgerald announced the move on Tuesday via his Twitter account. The receiver says the move was made to help the Cardinals "get better for 2014." Under his old deal, Fitzgerald would have earned $12.75 million next season and counted a whopping $18 million on the cap. The restructured contract came as no surprise. Fitzgerald said in a radio interview in New York last week that he understood the need to restructure his deal. "When those discussions come I will do what I need to do," Fitzgerald told Arizona Sports 98.7 in an interview at the Super Bowls "radio row." "I have a great relationship with (general manager) Steve Keim, he drafted me in Arizona. I understand his vision and what he is trying to do and the direction he is taking this ballclub. I understand at 30 years old there are things that need to change. Thats part of football, thats part of being an older veteran." Fitzgerald said he knew Patrick Petersons "deal is coming up and he needs to be compensated as the best corner in the game, which I feel he is." Fitzgerald also mentioned defensive linemen Darnell Dockett and Frostee Rucker. "There are a lot of guys that deserve to be compensated for their play," he said in the radio interview, "and I understand that." Fitzgerald is on his third contract in his 10 NFL seasons, all with the Cardinals. Last season, he made his eighth Pro Bowl. Fitzgerald holds every Cardinals career receiving record. He caught 82 passes, most on the team, for 954 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. In his career, Fitzgerald has 846 catches for 11,367 yards and 87 touchdowns. He has not missed a game since the 2007 season. The Cardinals, coming off a 10-6 season in their first year with Keim as GM and Bruce Arians as coach, had several players on one-year contracts, including inside linebacker Karlos Dansby, who resurrected his career with a big season, leading the team in tackles. Azcentral.com reported that the restructuring was a simple swap of bonus money for salary, saving the team about $10 million on the coming seasons cap. Cardinals President Michael Bidwill expressed confidence last week that the restructuring would get done. Keim has repeatedly said the team has no intention of trading Fitzgerald and wants him to retire a Cardinal. Allen Hurns Jersey . - The Denver Broncos kept rookie wide receiver Tavarres King from joining the Green Bay Packers by promoting him to their active roster Tuesday. Michael Gallup Cowboys Jersey . The star receiver certainly isnt celebrating it with the Texans mired in a franchise-record 13-game skid. http://www.cowboysrookieproshop.com/Cowboys-Connor-Williams-Jersey/ . - Christophe Lalancette scored a third-period goal and added the shootout winner to lead the Drummondville Voltigeurs to a 5-4 win over the Quebec Remparts in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play on Sunday.WASHINGTON -- Ted Leonsis doesnt believe hes getting it done, at least not where it counts the most. The NHL and NBA owner graded himself Tuesday in an interview with reporters and editors from The Associated Press, and the marks reflect the mixed results and shifting expectations regarding both franchises since he took over the Capitals in 1999 and the Wizards in 2010. A "failing grade" for the Washington Capitals, but thats grading on the curve. An incomplete for the Washington Wizards, but its time to take a step forward. A "strong B" for the business side of both teams, even though both teams are still in the red. "When I bought the teams, I said it was a left-brain, right-brain experience," Leonsis said. "Left-brain being about the emotion and the competitiveness and the higher calling of bringing a community closer together by winning a championship and finding some kind of immortality for the fan base and the players." By contrast, the right brain is the nuts-and-bolts: ticket sales, merchandise, ratings, building the "brand." Thats where Leonsis is a natural, bringing marketing expertise honed while he was an executive at AOL. The Capitals are no longer a D.C. afterthought -- they sell out every game and have made the playoffs sixth straight years with three-time NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin. Leonsis said the Capitals have about 15,000 season ticket holders, a long way from the fewer than 3,000 when he bought the team, a statistic that by itself makes a case for the "strong B." But he also notes that a team that has one of the leagues best records in recent years should have success defined whether its won a championship; thee Capitals havent even made it past the second round of the playoffs under his tenure. Mike White Jersey. "I have to give us a failing grade, which is rating harshly. ... But were past now saying making the playoffs makes for a successful season, and we want to win a Stanley Cup and we havent done that," Leonsis said. "So I have to say Im failing because thats my and our ultimate goal." Leonsis inherited a mess with the Wizards, and hes embarked on a rebuilding process similar to the one that brought the Capitals out of the doldrums. But the Wizards were a combined 86 games under .500 over the last three NBA seasons, and eventually the longsuffering fans need to get their payoff. Its worth noting that both team president Ernie Grunfeld and coach Randy Wittman are in the final year of their contracts. "I believe that were good enough and now mature enough -- John Wall is our most tenured player, and hes still on his rookie contract -- but its the fourth year of the rebuild," he said. "And were spending right to the (salary) cap and frankly more, since we amnestied Andrey Blatche. ... Now I believe its time for the Wizards to take that next step." Even so, Leonsis isnt a fan of the "playoffs or bust" mantra. "Playoffs or bust, what does that mean?" Leonsis said. "Shut the team down if we dont make the playoffs for the Wizards? We would certainly, if we dont make the playoffs, for both teams we would do our due diligence in a more hypersensitive manner, right? Because we didnt meet our expectations. But the teams not going bust. The fan base isnt going bust. It would just heighten the scrutiny that we have to do." 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