Buffalo Bills, Eric Wood agree to four-year contract extension

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Wood, 27, has emerged as a team leader and is arguably the best lineman on the team despite struggling with injuries in his first four seasons.

Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News reports that the Buffalo Bills and center Eric Wood are making progress towards a long-term contract extension - and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com confirms that the deal is done. The team has since confirmed the news, as well. Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, but Wood disclosed it's a four-year deal at his introductory press conference.

Per the report, the Bills have been holding discussions with Wood's agent, David Dunn, for months in an effort to come to an agreement by the time the regular season starts on September 8. Wood is currently scheduled to make $2.3 million in base salary this season.

Wood, one of the Bills' first-round draft picks in 2009, is scheduled for unrestricted free agency in 2014, as this is the last in a five-year rookie deal he signed in the summer of '09. In those four seasons, Wood has started 47 games - 20 at right guard to start his career, and the last 27 at center - and emerged as a team leader and fairly consistent performer despite not yet completing a full 16-game schedule due to health concerns.

During the 2012 season, Buffalo's starting interior offensive line at the time - Wood, left guard Andy Levitre and right guard Kraig Urbik - all wound up at the same agency, represented by Dunn. Though the agent scored a massive contract for Levitre in Tennessee, it's looking like the other two players will be in Buffalo for the foreseeable future.

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