Ralph C. Wilson Jr., the last surviving founder of the American Football League and only original AFL owner who had kept his team, New York’s Buffalo Bills, in its originating city, has died. He was 95.
Quarterback Blaine Gabbert was traded to the San Francisco 49ers by the Jacksonville Jaguars, while Pro Bowl pass rushers DeMarcus Ware and Julius Peppers were released on the opening day of the National Football League’s free-agent period.
Michael Vick, Eric Decker and Jairus Byrd are among the free agents who stand to benefit from the National Football League’s 8.1 percent salary cap jump to $133 million per team, the sport’s biggest increase since 2006.
National Football League team owners unanimously approved the sale of the Jacksonville Jaguars to Shahid Khan, the owner of auto-parts maker Flex-N-Gate Corp. who failed in a bid last year to buy the St. Louis Rams.