Sunday's roundup: Collins to meet with police Monday

Detroit News wire services
La'el Collins

Chicago — The most bizarre and disturbing story of the NFL draft entered a new phase Saturday when Louisiana State tackle La'el Collins, a week ago considered a first-round prospect, went undrafted.

Collins essentially was deemed untouchable when reports surfaced that authorities in Baton Rouge, La., wanted to talk to him about the homicide of his ex-girlfriend, Brittney Mills.

Mills, who was pregnant, was shot and killed April 24. Her child survived for a week but reportedly died Friday.

Collins has not been named as a suspect, but is expected to meet with police Monday. He was among the 26 players invited by the league to attend draft festivities in Chicago. He was with those prospects the day before the opening round, but was not made available to the media.

The league denied a request by his agent to withdraw Collins from the draft and make him eligible in a later supplemental draft. League rules prohibit Collins from re-entering the draft next year, although it's possible he could sign as a free agent.

Marshall to Jaguars

The Jaguars agreed to terms with nine undrafted rookies, including former Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall.

Marshall switched positions before the NFL combine, moving from quarterback to cornerback, and will attend a two-day rookie minicamp Friday and Saturday. The nine undrafted free agents will be joined by the team's eight draft picks.

Jacksonville employs another former college quarterback — former Michigan star Denard Robinson, who is a running back.