The Buffalo Bills have announced that retired center Eric Wood will be returning to the organization as the team’s new radio analyst. Wood will join John Murphy on the weekly game broadcasts, and will be a regular contributor to the One Bills Live program. Wood replaces longtime analyst (and former Bills safety) Mark Kelso.
“I consider myself extremely fortunate to have spent my entire NFL career with the Buffalo Bills,” the former Pro Bowl center said in a press release. “Buffalo’s community, fans and organization are incredibly special to me and I am very proud to begin my broadcasting career with the people who provided so much support for so many years.”
Kelso was Buffalo’s color analyst in the booth with Murphy for the past 13 seasons. Prior to that job, which began in 2006, Kelso played eight seasons for the Bills, including each of the team’s four consecutive Super Bowl appearances. Per the team’s press release, Kelso has chosen to step away from broadcasting and focus on his NASCAR racing team JTG Daugherty Racing.
Since his retirement, Wood’s taken a shine to the opportunities in sports media. He was a columnist for The Athletic during the 2018 season, and he had signed on as one of the analysts for the ACC Network, which will begin broadcasting college football games in the 2019 season.