National Football League roundup

April 29 (The Sports Xchange) - LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins, a possible first-round pick Thursday in the NFL draft, left Chicago on Wednesday to return to Louisiana to meet with police about the shooting death of a pregnant woman.

A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Collins is leaving in an effort to clear his name.

Police, who said Tuesday that Collins is not a suspect in the case, are trying to get more information about the death of 29-year-old Brittney Mills, who was shot and killed Friday night in Baton Rouge.

She was found in her apartment and rushed to the hospital, where her infant was delivered. The child survived and remains under medical care.

According to ESPN, police believe Mills is the former girlfriend of Collins.

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If the Cleveland Browns want the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, a two-for-one won't get it done.

That was the message Wednesday from the Tennessee Titans, who are interested in trading down at the right price but would stay put to draft Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota if a big offer doesn't come their way.

The Browns drafted quarterback Johnny Manziel in the first round of the 2014 draft and signed Josh McCown after he was released by Tampa Bay in February.

But the Browns are hoping to land Mariota, who has size, speed and a strong enough arm to play in a pro-style offense.

The Browns offered the 12th and 19th overall selection, acquired from the Buffalo Bills in a draft-day trade last year.

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The Chicago Bears will not pick up the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Shea McClellin, and they reportedly are entertaining trade offers for tight end Martellus Bennett.

General manager Ryan Pace said Wednesday that the team will not exercise the 2016 option on McClellin, their 2012 first-round pick. The option would have cost the team $7.75 million.

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The Arizona Cardinals reportedly will exercise the fifth-year option on wide receiver Michael Floyd.

The move, reported by Kent Somers of, will guarantee Floyd $7.3 million in 2016 if he is on the roster at the start of the league year.

The No. 13 overall pick in 2012, Floyd has averaged 52 catches for 814 yards and four touchdowns in three seasons.

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The San Diego Chargers and quarterback Philip Rivers reportedly have talked about a contract extension beyond the 2015 season.

Rivers would become an unrestricted free agent after the 2015 season without an extension. His future with the Chargers has been in question since reports that he declined an extension because he is wary of the team's possible move to Los Angeles.

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Missouri defensive end Shane Ray, cited for marijuana possession just days before the draft, opted to join fellow prospects for a public appearance and an NFL "Play 60" event Chicago.

"I don't think a lot of people expected me to still come and be here, and face this," Ray said. "But I'm a man and I'm not going to run from anything.

"Of course I'm very sorry that it did happen. But like I said, all I can do is learn from my mistakes as a person, just like everyone else, and continue to grow."

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Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan, suspended for the season due to a positive drug test, apologized Wednesday and said he will work on finishing his college degree during his time away from the NFL.

Jordan, the No. 3 overall pick out of Oregon in 2013, was suspended Tuesday because of a diluted test sample which counts as a positive test.

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Pro Bowl linebacker NaVorro Bowman practiced with the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday -- his first action with the team since he suffered a gruesome knee injury in the NFC Championship Game in January 2014.

"I'm out there," Bowman said. "I'm putting my jersey on just like everyone else and doing as much as I can do and that my knee allows me to do."

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Free-agent safety Stevie Brown told NFL Network that he has agreed to terms with the Houston Texans.

Brown had an up-and-down season in 2014, his first back from ACL surgery. While he finished strong in New York, he lacked the same ballhawking skills and speed that helped him lead the Giants with eight interceptions in 2012. (Editing by Larry Fine) ))

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