Today, the Buffalo Bills and their fans will say goodbye to nine-year veteran and captain Eric Wood. Wood is being forced to retire due to a degenerative neck injury. Expected to join him at today’s press conference are head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane in addition to many current and former teammates.
The press conference starts at 1 p.m. Eastern and will be carried on WGR radio in Buffalo, MSG television (where the John Murphy Show is simulcast), the team site, and Facebook. Here is video from a strange press conference:
Here's about 95% of Eric Wood's retirement ceremony. Walked up and talked so quickly that I wasn't ready and setup yet. #Bills pic.twitter.com/YG1jiexZFl— Nick Wojton (@Nick_Wojton) January 29, 2018
Wood played in 120 games for the Bills throughout his nine-year career since he was drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He was a multi-year team captain and played every snap in 2017. Doctors told him at his year-end physical he wouldn’t be cleared to take the field again due to the neck injury.