Eric Wood will spend another couple seasons in Buffalo.
The Bills on Saturday announced they have signed the veteran center to a two-year contract extension that will keep him in Buffalo through the 2019 season.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the deal is worth $16 million and will pay Wood an additional $5.275 million in 2017. Wood received a $6.5 million signing bonus and is due a $1.75 million roster bonus in the next week as part of his $14.2 million in guarantees.
“You’re always hoping to get it done as quick as you can,” Bills general manager Brandon Beane told the Buffalo News. “Contracts happen when they’re supposed to. This afternoon, things came together with he and his agent and we were able to get it done and get it inked before we got on the field tonight.
“Eric’s done a great job since he was drafted here in ’09. We think he’s still playing well. We think he’s a leader up front, not only on the O-line but on the offense. He’s a guy that we feel is part of what we’re doing going forward and he’s going into the last year of his deal so we wanted to get something done.”
Wood, 31, has spent his entire eight-year career with the Bills after being selected in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. The Pro Bowler played 59 consecutive games, including nine starts last season, before suffering a season-ending broken leg against the Seahawks in November last year.