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Wood excited

Bills guard Eric Wood was upbeat after Wednesday's morning minicamp practice. Wood worked with the starters during both individual unit drills and in 11 on 11 team drills.

Wood, who suffered a compound fracture of his left leg last Nov. 12, said he's well ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation.

"Just to be able to come back out here and get to work, it feels really good," Wood said. "I guess we’re looking at seven months. They said it’d be a year so it feels good to be out here."

"They’re just limiting my reps," Wood said. "They’re not trying to push me too hard off the bat and hurt my recovery in any way. It’s healed but there’s still a lot going on down there that needs to be ironed out. They’re not giving me all the reps with the ones but I'm doing about half the reps. I didn't plan on being back for the end of OTAs but as the rehab went on it looked more realistic."

Said coach Chan Gailey: 'It’s huge for us. I’m glad he’s getting the reps, but moreso for the mental aspect for him. Now he’ll really be ready to go in training camp. I think this gives him a great jump start on that. You can watch the film and see he can play football. being out here and being able to communicate and get in the huddle and do those sort of things is big for us and big for him."

---Mark Gaughan

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