Blank Issues Statement on Wilson's Death

"Mr. Wilson was a visionary and pioneer of professional football. He was instrumental in the merger of the AFL and NFL in 1970 and was a key reason for the success of the NFL as we know it today."

"On behalf of my family and the entire Falcons organization, I extend our condolences and prayers to Ralph's wife Mary, his daughters and his extended family, as well as to members of the Bills organization. We have lost a founding member of the NFL family, but Ralph's lasting impact on the NFL will forever be felt."

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