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<div id= »content_id »>Eric Wood can finally announce he’s retiring after the Buffalo Bills released the veteran center in a move considered a formality after he was diagnosed with a career-ending neck injury in January.The NFL transactions list on Thursday listed the Bills reaching an injury settlement and releasing Wood under the designation: « Termination of vested veteran. »
The decision by the Bills ends a lengthy waiting period for the team and Wood.
By waiting until Thursday Authentic Customized Broncos Jerseys , the Bills limited the effect the player’s remaining bonus money will have on their salary cap. The more than $10 million in bonus money owed to Wood will now only count against the team’s salary cap this year rather than be spread over the two years left on the contract.
Wood declined to comment on being released by the Bills in a text to The AP. Wood did say he’s planning to attend Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly’s annual charitable auction and golf tournament in Buffalo this weekend.
Though Wood said he’ll never play again, the nine-year veteran balked at the last minute to announce his retirement during a news conference in January.
Wood read from a prepared statement and spoke for less than two minutes in revealing end of season tests discovered two discs being dangerously close to his spinal cord.
« Thanks to everyone who supported me throughout my career. And because of that, I am here today, » Wood said. « I’m sure there are a lot of unanswered questions. I hope to address those at a later date. Thanks Womens Jason Demers Jersey , and go Bills. »
According to the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement, teams could have asked for a portion of bonus money to be returned if a player retired before his contract expired. There was, however, a gray area if a player retired as a result of a career-ending injury.
Wood is from Cincinnati and spent four seasons playing at Louisville before being selected by the Bills with their second of two first-round picks in the 2009 draft. Wood earned a starting job entering his rookie season and appeared in 121 games Youth JK Scott Jersey , including one in the playoffs.
He was a respected team leader, popular in the community for his charitable work, and was the team’s Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee in 2015 and ’16.
Aside from Wood, Buffalo’s offensive line must also replace starting left guard Richie Incognito Corey Linsley Jersey , who abruptly retired in April and was then released by the Bills earlier this month.
The New York Giants will probably look to improve their lines in the second day of the NFL draft after taking running back Saquon Barkley of Penn State with the second pick overall.The offensive line struggled last season and could use a couple of guards. The defensive line will need a pass rusher following the recent trade of end Jason Pierre-Paul to Tampa Bay.
New York has the second pick in both the second and third rounds.
Guard Will Hernandez of Texas El-Paso was still on the board after the opening round, while there are a couple of good defensive ends in Harold Landy of Boston College, Arden Key of LSU and Sam Hubbard of Ohio State.
The Giants also need help at wide receiver, linebacker and cornerback.
Veteran receiver Brandon Marshall had his contract terminated after failing his physical last week. Courtland Sutton Authentic Customized 49ers Jerseys , a 6-foot-3 receiver from SMU, is available.
Among other players who might interest the Giants at cornerback are Josh Jackson of Iowa and Isaiah Oliver of Colorado.
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