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Arizona Cardinals news 2/25: Ellington and health, Johnson and potential, extensions, Combine

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Cardinals and NFL news to start the day.

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The NFL Combine began and Bruce Arians and Steve Keim spoke to the media. There are many stories out there suddenly. Catch up on the latest:

Cardinals:

The Future Of Larry Fitzgerald And Wide Receiver
With contracts expiring after 2016, Cardinals will consider position in draft

Business Of Re-Signing Jerraud Powers, Rashad Johnson
Notes: Ellington must prove he can stay healthy; Palmer's "rejuvenated," Long snapper search

Cardinals Blogs | Patience with Mathieu extension
Mathieu is important, but he’s not going to be the top priority here in February.

Arizona Cardinals' offseason starts with NFL combine
The scouting combine is the starter’s gun for the NFL’s offseason, and unlike last year, the Cardinals weren’t explosive coming out of the blocks.

Steve Keim questions Andre Ellington's future with Cardinals
It’s no secret what running back Andre Ellington has to do to remain an important piece of the Cardinals’ offense.

Cardinals' Bruce Arians denounces accusations vs. Peyton Manning
Even as Peyton Manning continues to be the subject of stories about his actions at the University of Tennessee nearly two decades ago, he’s still got an ally in Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians.

Cardinals not ignoring future after Carson Palmer - ESPN Video
As Carson Palmer gets back to work preparing for 2016, ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss says Arizona will begin preparing for life without the 36-year-old Palmer at this week's NFL scouting combine.

Bruce Arians says Peyton Manning remains greatest of all time - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Peyton Manning's legal troubles from an incident in college are getting attention now because of Manning's success.

Cardinals have made their goal clear to Tyrann Mathieu: long-term deal - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Arizona management has made its goal clear to Tyrann Mathieu: The Cardinals want to sign him to a long-term contract.

Chris Johnson surprised 40-yard dash record still stands
Chris Johnson hopes his 40-yard dash record at the scouting combine is never broken and that he's surprised it's still his after running a 4.24 in 2008.

Arizona Cardinals should focus on pass-rushers, cornerbacks at combine - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
The Cardinals should keep their sights set on defensive backs and pass-rushers at the NFL combine in Indianapolis.

Steve Keim: Cardinals will "leave no stone unturned" in their search for talent - NBCSPORTS1060.COM
Over the weekend, the Arizona Cardinals were gracious enough to open their facilities to the NFL for their Regional Scouting Combine, which was a major success.

Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians to receive "Game Ball Award" from Fritz Pollard Institute - NBCSPORTS1060.COM
Arians won’t be that busy that he can’t pick up an award while he’s there. On Thursday, he’ll be receiving the "Game Ball Award" from the Fritz Pollard Institute.

Cardinals coach: Carson Palmer is 'already working like crazy'

One of the biggest storylines regarding the Arizona Cardinals this offseason is at quarterback with Carson Palmer.

NFL:

NFL Draft expert Mike Mayock thinks Carson Wentz could be the next Andrew Luck - SBNation.com

NFL Network's Mike Mayock thinks Wentz has a higher ceiling than Jared Goff.

Did the Tennessee Titans tip their hand with the No. 1 pick? - SBNation.com

Tennessee's head coach and general manager may have revealed their intentions with the top pick at the NFL Scouting Combine.

The top free agent quarterbacks of 2016 - SBNation.com

It's not the deepest group, but a few quarterbacks are coming off career-best seasons just as they're ready to hit the open market.

Jason Pierre-Paul is suing ESPN and Adam Schefter - SBNation.com

Pierre-Paul's lawsuit says Schefter "improperly obtained" his medical chart and violated his privacy.

The Titans know they have to get Marcus Mariota some help - SBNation.com

They have what could be their franchise quarterback. Now it's about providing him with the right tools.

49ers GM said he 'absolutely' expects Colin Kaepernick to remain with the team - SBNation.com

Trent Baalke said at the NFL Combine that Kaepernick will compete with Blaine Gabbert for the starting quarterback job.

NFL Combine records: There's a $1 million reward for being faster than Chris Johnson - SBNation.com

Nobody has recorded a better time in the 40-yard dash in the last eight years than Chris Johnson's 4.24 seconds, but there's a $1 million reward on the line if anyone can this year.

The top free agent running backs of 2016 - SBNation.com

Teams that need help with their ground game have a strong group of running backs to choose from this offseason.

Rex Ryan says the Bills defense won't be ‘half-pregnant’ this season - SBNation.com

... what?

Browns QB spends offseason training against his tiny, adorable daughter - SBNation.com

This is really cute.