Inside The Bills

Eric Wood ready to assume leadership

Posted by johnmurphyshow on March 22, 2013 – 7:45 pm

Bills Center Eric Wood is getting set for his fifth year as an anchor on the offensive line.  And with the departure of some veteran teammates via free agency, Wood says he’s ready to fill the leadership void.

Wood was a guest Friday night on The John Murphy Show.  He’s spent most of the week following his alma mater, the Louisville Cardinals, the top seed in the NCAA Basketball Championship.  But he did look ahead to the upcoming Bills season.  He told host John Murphy he expects the new Bills coaching staff will look to him to provide leadership in the locker room.

“Yeah, for sure,” he said.  “And I’m assuming that’s one of the roles this coaching staff will expect me to have. I look forward to that.”

Wood is entering the final year of his original rookie contract, but he says he’s not thinking about that as he approaches the upcoming offseason workouts.

“Hopefully I can have a deal done with Buffalo before too long, and seal up my future in Buffalo,” he said on the radio show.  “But at this point, I’m just looking forward to my fifth year in Buffalo, really feeling healthy this time of the year for the first time in a while,  and I’m doing OTAs for the first time in a while, and just really excited about this season’s going to bring.”

Wood plans on attending the Bills voluntary offseason conditioning program that begins Tuesday April 2nd.

The entire interview with Eric Wood is available here:

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