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Arizona Cardinals news 2/12: Cards want Tyrann Mathieu extension

Cardinals and NFL news to start the day.

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We bring you today's news to start the day. The biggest is that general manager Steve Keim is making it very public how the team wants to lock up Tyrann Mathieu for a long time. Expect a contract extension at some point, even with his ACL tear and recovery.

The NFL Combine invite list is out. Catch up on what you might have missed from yesterday.

Cardinals:

Cardinals Blogs | Keim: Mathieu extension is "our goal"
"Our expectations as an organization, our expectations as a fan base, are to hang banners every year," Keim said. "Not just the West (division) championship, but the big one."

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NFL:

Here's the complete list of players invited to the 2016 NFL Combine, led by 14 from Ohio State - SBNation.com

More than 300 players looking to fulfill their dreams of playing in the NFL will be on hand for the Combine Feb. 23-29 in Indianapolis.

Archie Manning sticks up for Cam Newton's behavior at Super Bowl postgame presser - SBNation.com

The former NFL quarterback recalled how his son, Peyton, was criticized for his poor sportsmanship after losing Super Bowl XLIV to the Saints.

Peyton Manning makes fun of cardboard Eli Manning's Super Bowl face - SBNation.com

Peyton's seen that face many, many times.

Seahawks' Michael Bennett calls Cam Newton a 'sore loser' during award speech - SBNation.com

It's going to be a long offseason for Cam Newton.

Brandon Marshall reflects on first season with Jets, discusses his relationship with Ryan Fitzpatrick - SBNation.com

Susannah Collins sits down with her good friend Brandon Marshall to catch up and get his thoughts on Ryan Fitzpatrick amid the Kaepernick-to-Jets rumors and getting left out when Fitz and Eric Decker hang out.

It's NFL Draft season, so let's start ranking things! - SBNation.com

(Please note, this message does not contain actual rankings).

An 8-year-old made Cam Newton a 'paper trofy' to cheer him up - SBNation.com

"I just felt like it would make him a little happier."