Player Updates

May 31, 2018 06:16 PM
Eric Wood: Released with injury settlement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood (neck) was released by the Bills with an injury settlement on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Wood announced his intention to retire due to a neck injury earlier in the offseason, but he still remained on the Bills roster until Thursday as he continued with rehab. Now a free agent, the veteran center could sign with another club, though that would be a shocking turn of events.

January 26, 2018 01:16 PM
Bills' Eric Wood: Neck injury forces retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood is dealing with a neck injury that will force him to retire, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

It isn't clear when or how Wood hurt his neck, but Schefter notes that the 31-year-old's injury is partly due to "wear and tear." Losing the center represents a big blow to the Bills, as Wood has been an integral cog along the offensive line since Buffalo drafted him in the first round of the 2009 draft.

November 1, 2017 02:24 PM
Bills' Eric Wood: Cleared for Week 9 matchup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood (ankle) doesn't carry an injury designation heading into Thursday's game against the Jets.

Wood was removed from the Bills' injury report after turning in a full practice Wednesday following limited sessions Monday and Tuesday. The 31-year-old should start at center like he usually does and play a full slate of snaps.

August 26, 2017 08:12 PM
Bills' Eric Wood: Signs through 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood signed a contract extension with the Bills on Saturday.

The 2017 season would have been the last year of Wood's contract. Now that he's signed through the 2019 season, he can focus on continuing to be the Bills' top center and anchor of the offensive line.

August 15, 2017 06:12 PM
Bills' Eric Wood: Starts Thursday preseason contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood (leg) started Thursday's preseason contest against Minnesota.

Wood had previously been dealing with a leg injury, but that looks to be a thing of the past now. Wood is expected to be a major contributor on the Bills' offensive front this year.

June 16, 2017 07:40 PM
Bills' Eric Wood: Almost fully healed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood believes he'll be completely recovered from his broken leg in time for training camp, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Wood missed one OTA practice due to soreness in his leg, but short of that he's faced no setbacks in his return to practices. While he isn't yet at full health, he anticipates being back without any restrictions by late July, when training camp begins.

May 25, 2017 01:16 PM
Bills' Eric Wood: Back at OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood (leg) participated during Thursday's OTA, Bills insider Joe Buscaglia reports.

Wood was unable to participate throughout earlier OTA sessions as he continued his rehab from a broken leg, but he's back doing team drills Thursday.

May 18, 2017 07:12 PM
Bills' Eric Wood: Not participating in OTAs on Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood (leg) is not participating in the Bills' first organized team activity on Thursday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

Wood is still in the rehab process stemming from a broken leg, which he sustained in Week 9 of the 2016 season before eventually being placed on IR. He's expected to start at center upon his return, but Patrick Lewis could see additional run at the position in the meantime.

November 15, 2016 02:50 AM
Bills' Eric Wood: Officially placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood (leg) was officially placed on injured reserve Monday.

Wood suffered a broken leg in Week 9's loss to the Seahawks. Marcus Roberson has been elevated from the practice squad to the active roster in a correlated roster move. Wood had started every game since 2013 and made his first Pro Bowl last season. He will be replaced at center by Patrick Lewis.

November 8, 2016 12:31 AM
Bills' Eric Wood: Done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood suffered a broken leg in Monday's loss to the Seahawks and will miss the rest of the season, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

Wood was taken off the field on a cart after suffering the injury, which was the first indication he was dealing with a serious setback. His loss will be a big one for the Bills' offense, as he started every game for the team since 2013 and made his first Pro Bowl last year. Patrick Lewis is in line to take over as the team's starting center moving forward.

November 7, 2016 11:37 PM
Bills' Eric Wood: Leaves with ankle injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood left Monday's game against the Seahawks with a right ankle injury.

The extent of Wood's setback is not yet known, but he had to be carted off the field, which does not bode well for his outlook. Wood was replaced in Monday's game by Ryan Groy.

June 2, 2015 06:49 AM
Bills offensive line to play first game together Sunday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Bills starting offensive line will see its first playing time together in a game Sunday against the 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.

June 2, 2015 06:04 PM
Eric Wood claims Browns were 'out to get' E.J. Manuel
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Strong safety T.J. Ward warned the Bills that the 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.

June 2, 2015 07:06 PM
Eric Wood signs multi-year deal
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The 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."

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/310
Birthdate:
03/18/1986
Age:
35
Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH, USA
School:
Louisville
NFL Experience:
10
Awards: