Indianapolis Colts linebacker Robert Mathis, who led the National Football League with 19 1/2 quarterback sacks last season, received a four-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
Jadeveon Clowney was selected by the Houston Texans with the No. 1 pick in the National Football League draft, while Johnny Manziel waited 2 1/2 hours before going 22nd overall to the Cleveland Browns.
The New York Jets signed three-time Pro Bowl running back Chris Johnson, who led the National Football League in rushing in 2009 and has gained more than 1,000 yards on the ground in each of his six NFL seasons.
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.
The Tennessee Titans said they will release running back Chris Johnson, a three-time Pro Bowl selection who is one of seven players in National Football League history to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season.