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2015 NFL draft rumors: Latest news, buzz, trades, reports

The latest rumors and news heading into tonight's NFL draft
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With the NFL draft hours away, the rumor mill is abuzz. We're updating this post with all of the latest NFL draft rumors and news, so be sure to check back often.

The Buccaneers hold the top pick in Thursday night's first round, which is set to begin at 8 p.m. ET in Chicago. The Titans have the No. 2 pick and have been the subject of many trade rumors. 

The draft continues Friday with the second and third rounds. The last four rounds will be on Saturday. Last season, the Houston Texans took defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the No. 1 pick. 

For more on this year's draft, The MMQB's Peter King predicts who teams will pick in his latest mock draft, while Greg Bedard breaks down who teams should pick. Also check out SI.com's ranking of the top 300 prospects in the draft.

Here is information about how to watch the draft online or on TV

Latest news and rumors

• ESPN's Bob Holtzman reports that both the Eagles and Bears are making a late push at the Titans' No. 2 pick. According to Holtzman, the Bears want QB Jay Cutler to be part of the deal, but the Titans don't have interest in him.

• ESPN's Ed Werder reports that NFL sources who know the Buccaneers coaching staff and management team are convinced they won't trade the chance to draft Jameis Winston.

• An official with a top-10 pick in the NFL draft told Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin that his team is prepared to take Randy Gregory. The former Nebraska DE/LB was rated as the third-best prospect in the draft in the SI 64 rankings. But Gregory tested positive for marijuana at the NFL combine, which put him at risk of falling in the draft.

• The Chargers have told quarterback Philip Rivers that he will not be traded, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports. There had been rumors the Chargers and Titans were intrigued by a possible trade involving Rivers and Tennessee's No. 2 pick in the draft. 

• The Eagles are trying "very hard" to trade up for the Titans' No. 2 pick, ESPN's Sal Paolantonio reports, but Tennessee's asking price may prove to be too steep. The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt also tweeted that he is hearing the Eagles are making a strong bid for the pick. 

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio writes that the No. 12 pick has become the key to the Eagles' potential trade. Cleveland owns that pick, and Philadelphia would need to send quarterback Sam Bradford to the Browns as part of a deal to acquire it (or as part of a three-team deal that sends the pick to Tennessee). Florio reports that the Eagles are willing to move Bradford as part of a move up to No. 2. 

Florio also raises a rumor that the Eagles could try to trade up to the No. 1 pick. But ESPN's Ed Werder reported that a Buccaneers source told him the team isn't talking with Philadelphia about a deal. 

• The Chicago Bears are in contact with the Tennessee Titans about a potential move up the the No. 2 pick in the draft, where they would select quarterback Marcus Mariota, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. The Titans general manager said earlier Thursday that the team was in contact with three or four teams about possible trades. Chicago has the No. 7 pick in the first round. 

The St. Louis Rams also called the Titans about a possible trade up to No. 2 to take Mariota, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jim Thomas, but "nothing meaningful" came from those talks. 

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• The Buccaneers are talking with teams that want to move back from a late first-round pick to Tampa Bay's second-round pick, the No. 34 selection in the draft, according to ESPN's Ed Werder

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reported that the agent for former LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins attempted to pull his client from the NFL draft so he could clear his name, and then be eligible for the supplemental draft, but according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the NFL has rejected the request. Authorities want to speak with Collins following last week’s shooting death of a pregnant woman. Baton Rouge police say that Collins is not a suspect in the death of 29-year-old Brittany Mills, who was found dead last Friday in her apartment. Mills and Collins are believed to have dated at one period, but police have yet to determine their relationship.

Collins was projected as a first-round pick, but NFL.com's Albert Breer reported that several teams wouldn't consider taking him Thursday without a resolution on his case. Collins left Chicago on Wednesday, but he is not scheduled to speak to police until after the draft. Glazer reports that teams are asking for a full police report clearing Collins before drafting him.

• The Cowboys would not be interested in Johnny Manziel if the Browns were to make the quarterback available in a trade, ESPN's Ed Werder reports. That scenario would presumably require the Browns to acquire another quarterback first, and the team has been linked to Eagles QB Sam Bradford and former Oregon QB Marcus Mariota in rumors in recent days. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reportedly wanted to pick Manziel in the first round of last year's draft, but the owner's son talked him out of it. Dallas drafted Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin instead. 

• The Broncos are interested in former Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty and former Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson, reports ESPN's Cecil Lammey. 

• NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports that although the Browns have discussed trading up for quarterback Marcus Mariota, the team has also discussed trading down from the No. 19 pick. Cleveland holds the No. 12 and No. 19 picks in the first round of the NFL draft. The Browns were reported to have offered both of those selections to the Titans in exchange for the No. 2 pick.

• Titans GM Ruston Webster told ESPN that his team is talking with three or four teams about a possible trade of the No. 2 pick. Tennessee has been mentioned in numerous rumors over the past few days, mostly centered around teams looking to move up for former Oregon QB Marcus Mariota.

• ESPN's Todd McShay said on SportsCenter that a run on offensive lineman could come "earlier than many people expect." The draft analyst also mentioned Iowa T Brandon Scherff and Miami T Ereck Flowers as possibilities for the Rams at No. 10. 

• NFL.com's Ian Rapoport tweeted Thursday that the Patriots and Packers are interested in trading back from their late first-round picks. 

• Bryce Petty, the former Baylor quarterback, has an increasing chance of going in the first round, reports NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. The Journal Sentinel's Bob McGinn writes in his mock draft that the Saints consider Petty to be the "best pure passer" in the draft. 

• Bears coach John Fox said he expects tight end Martellus Bennett to still be with the team after the draft. Reports on Wednesday said Chicago were entertaining offers for Bennett.

• The Titans are telling teams they'll need an outstanding package of value to trade the No. 2 selection, reports Fox Sports' Jay Glazer.

• NFL.com's Kevin Patra reports that the Jaguars, who are believed to be a "wild card" with the No. 3 pick in the first round, could try to move up from their second-round slot to acquire an additional, late first-round slot.

• NFL.com reports that Eagles defensive back Brandon Boykin and linebacker MychalKendricks are on the trading block and could be dealt before the NFL draft.

• The Redskins are hoping to take defensive end Dante Fowler, Jr. with the fifth overall pick, reports Dianna Russini of NBC Washington. If Fowler is already taken, the team could draft an offensive lineman.

• The Browns have been rumored to be interested in trading up for ex-Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, but the Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot reports that Cleveland is not willing to give up its first round pick for 2016 in the deal. The Browns have two first round picks this year. 

• The Eagles are another team rumored to be interested in Marcus Mariota. Eagles coach Chip Kelly was still coaching Oregon when Mariota joined the program, and Sports Illustrated's Peter King believes Kelly will make a serious effort to reunite with Mariota on draft day. King also reports that the Browns believe they have a good chance to land Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford. The Rams shipped Bradford to the Eagles in exchange for Nick Foles earlier this off-season. 

• Tampa Bay Buccaneers players have been informed Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will be the team's selection with the No. 1 pick, according to Scout.

• Seattle Seahawks safety Bruce Irvin could be traded to Atlanta during the draft in exchange for picks, and in the process be reunited with former defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, according to Pro Football Talk. Seattle will reportedly not exercise its 2016 option on Bruce Irvin, according to Ian Rapoport.

• The Philadelphia Eagles are doing "all they can" to trade up from their No. 20 pick to get Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, according to Pro Football Talk. Philadelphia could be exploring a three-way trade with Tennessee and Cleveland that would ship quarterback Sam Bradford to the Browns, the Browns' two first-round draft picks to the Titans, and the Titans' No. 2 pick to the Eagles.

• The Cleveland Browns are looking trade up to the No. 5 pick in the NFL draft, reports NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Cleveland has the No. 12 and No. 19 picks in the first round. The Browns were also reported to have offered picks 12 and 19 to Tennessee in exchange for the No. 2 pick.

• Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said it would be nice to play for the Cowboys, although owner/general manager Jerry Jones says that the team is not looking to trade for a veteran at this time.