The Buffalo Bills starting offensive line will see its first playing time together in a game Sunday against the Chicago Bears , with Cordy Glenn , Chris Williams , Eric Wood , Erik Pears and Seantrel Henderson lining up left to right, the Buffalo News reports.
The Bills are walking into a hostile environment in Chicago, and the fact that the starting five on the offensive line didn't see any time together could make things difficult on running backs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson if the linemen suffer a communications breakdown. It also bodes well for the Chicago defense, providing an increased opportunity that a pass rusher breaks through unblocked on a missed assignment.
Strong safety T.J. Ward warned the Buffalo Bills that the Cleveland Browns were targeting quarterback EJ Manuel, according to Buffalo center Eric Wood . Manuel injured his knee on a low hit by secondary mate Tashaun Gipson in the second half of the Cleveland victory on Thursday night.
Bills center Eric Wood told the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle that Ward yelled to him, "I told you to warn him we were going to get him" after the hit. It is unknown if Ward was referring to injuring Manuel or merely getting a hard hit on the rookie quarterback.
The Buffalo Bills signed center Eric Wood to a multi-year extension, the team announced Friday. Wood was a first round draft pick for the Bills in 2009 and was entering the final year of his rookie contract. He has battled a broken leg in 2009 and a torn ACL in 2011 and is currently the team's starting center.
"They wanted to do a deal and we obviously wanted to do a deal and it follows our mantra," said general manager Doug Whaley. "Draft well and keep our core players."