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Mary Wilson, the widow of former Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr., is now the controlling owner, the team announced Thursday.

The Bills said in a statement that the franchise will eventually be sold.

Ralph Wilson died last week at age 95. Mary Wilson, whom he married in 1999, was his third wife. Bills CEO Russ Brandon will retain operational control of the team.

---Colt McCoy signed a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins, but his place in the quarterback pecking order is to be determined.

McCoy joins the team as the third quarterback behind Kirk Cousins and starter Robert Griffin III. He could rise to No. 2 behind Griffin if the Redskins deal Cousins during next month's draft.

McCoy spent last season with the San Francisco 49ers. The former Texas star who left the Longhorns as the NCAA's career leader in victories, was a third-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2010 and started 21 games in three seasons.

---Former Houston Texas tight end Owen Daniels reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday.

The deal is contingent on Daniels passing a physical, which is scheduled for Friday. Financial terms were not released by the team. The 31-year-old Daniels will join former Texans head coach Gary Kubiak with the Ravens. Kubiak was named the team's offensive coordinator after losing the Houston job last season.

Daniels, who was released by the Texans in March, was injured for most of the 2013 season and was limited to 24 catches in five games. But he was productive in 2012, making 62 catches for 716 yards and six touchdowns.

---The Miami Dolphins named Ryan Grove as the team's head athletic trainer on Thursday.

Grove joins Miami after spending 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including the past 15 years (1999-2013) as the team's assistant athletic trainer.

Grove replaces Kevin O'Neill, who was fired on Feb. 19 after he was implicated in the Dolphins bullying scandal report.

---The New England Patriots signed safety Patrick Chung, who was released by the Philadelphia Eagles last month, the team announced Thursday.

Chung lasted just one year into a three-year, $10 million contract signed with the Eagles in 2013.

Chung, 26, spent four seasons with New England (2009-12) after joining the team as a second-round draft pick (34th overall) out of Oregon in 2009. The 5-foot-11, 210-pounder signed with the Eagles as an unrestricted free agent on March 12, 2013. He was released by Philadelphia on March 11.

---The Atlanta Falcons signed New Orleans Saints restricted free agent safety Rafael Bush to an offer sheet, according to reports Thursday.

The Saints have until April 8 to match the offer or lose Bush to the Falcons. The Saints issued a one-year, $1.4 million tender earlier in the offseason.

Bush, 26, served as a third safety in the Saints' 4-2-5 alignment. He tallied 42 total tackles and five pass defenses in 13 games (six starts). Bush began his career with the Falcons in 2010 as an undrafted rookie out of South Carolina State.

---The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with veteran offensive lineman Eben Britton on a one-year contract, the team announced Thursday.

The 6-foot-6, 308-pound Britton started 34 of 50 games in five seasons (2009-12) with the Jaguars and Bears (2013) after being selected by Jacksonville in the second round (39th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. During his NFL career, Britton, 26, started 23 games at right tackle, seven at left guard and four as a sixth eligible lineman.

---Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn signed a one-year deal, keeping one of Lambeau Field's most popular players on the roster.

Kuhn is a little-used ball carrier whose primary use is as a lead blocker and special teams player. He had 23 total touches in 2013, including 10 carries for 38 yards and one touchdown.

---The Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday signed safety Danieal Manning, who was cut by the Houston Texans this week.

Terms of the deal were not announced but NFL.com reported earlier that the Bengals were finalizing a one-year contract with Manning.

Manning, 31, reunites with Vance Joseph, who joined the Bengals this offseason after previously serving as the defensive backs coach of the Texans.

---The Seattle Seahawks signed long snapper Jorgen Hus, the team announced Thursday.

Hus originally signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 9, 2013 but was released during training camp on Aug. 26 and did not play last season.

---Veteran interior offensive lineman Eric Olsen signed a one-year deal with the Tennessee Titans.

Olsen was one of several backups who visited the Titans this week. Chris Spencer signed with the Titans on Wednesday and Olsen was added over other candidates including Uche Nwaneri and Garrett Reynolds.

Center Brian Schwenke is unlikely to participate in organized team activities this month because of offseason ankle surgery, which will give Spencer and Olsen a chance at extended reps.

---Wide receiver Nate Burleson will visit the Miami Dolphins with the potential to follow former Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas on South Beach.

Delmas signed with the Dolphins in March. He was released on the same day the Lions parted with Burleson to save about $11.5 million in salary cap room. Burleson, 32, caught 39 passes for 461 yards and one touchdown last season after being limited to nine games due to injuries. For his career, Burleson has caught 457 passes for 5,630 yards and 39 touchdowns..

Meanwhile, the Dolphins signed free agent quarterback Jordan Rodgers, who is the younger brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, to a one-year contract on Thursday.

---NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders believes the Houston Texans should use the first overall pick in the 2014 draft on Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.

Appearing on the Tom Joyner Show with Roland Martin, Sanders was asked about the hype surrounding Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner projected as a top-10 draft pick.

"Oh, please. I love Johnny Football," Sanders said. "See, the reason people won't accept Johnny Football is because Johnny Football has ghetto tendencies. I love Johnny Football."
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