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.
Mario Manningham is returning to the New York Giants after two injury-filled seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, and fellow free-agent wide receiver Julian Edelman is staying with the New England Patriots.
Jonathan Martin was traded to the San Francisco 49ers by the Miami Dolphins, a month after an investigation found he was harassed by three fellow offensive linemen, leading to his departure from the team.
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.