No new deal is imminent, as the sides have not even discussed money. The renewed talks are a sign of mutual interest in a Fitzgerald return, however.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport has reported that the organization is expected to ask Fitzgerald to accept a paycut from his $15 million salary that is due to count $23.6 million against the salary cap.
It's in the interest of both parties to reach agreement on a restructured deal. Fitzgerald can still play at a high level when healthy -- as evidenced by his five-game average of 92 yards from Weeks 6-10.
If he acknowledges his durability issues by accepting a paycut, though, he will likely want assurances from coach Bruce Arians that his role won't be reduced going forward.
Fitzgerald will receive an $8 million bonus if he's still on the roster by March 17. Deadlines spur action, so expect talks to ramp up around that time.