(WGR 550) -- After the Buffalo Bills lost one starting interior offensive lineman to free agency in 2013, they weren't about to let the same thing happen in 2014. The Bills announced Friday that they have signed center Eric Wood to a contract extension. Contract details have not been disclosed to this point in time.
Wood, 27, has been a starting player for each of the past four seasons since entering the league as a first-round pick out of Louisville. The center was approaching the fifth and final year of his contract with the team and has repeatedly stated there was mutual interest between the two sides.
As time went on, Wood developed himself into a leader in the locker room and a fan favorite as well. The knack on him through his professional career however has been injuries. In two of his first three seasons, he suffered a major injury that needed ample time for rehabilitation.
In his rookie season in 2009, Wood missed the final six games after breaking his leg in gruesome fashion. Then in 2011, Wood tore his ACL which forced him to miss the final seven games of that season.
He has yet to play an entire 16-game season in his career, but has 47 total starts.