By Jay Skurski
Running back Fred Jackson, center Eric Wood and defensive tackle Kyle Williams have been voted by their teammates as captains for the 2013 season.
Jackson, 32, is entering his seventh NFL season, all with the Bills. The former undrafted free agent out of Coe College has made 46 career starts and his 4,231 career rushing yards ranks fourth in franchise history.
Wood, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Bills in 2009. He signed a four-year contract extension with the team last week, saying "I never would've forgave myself," if he left Buffalo, "especially with the direction we're going and to watch them make the playoffs without me."
Williams, 30, is entering his eighth season. He and Jackson are third-time captains, while Wood is a first-time captain.
The three players will have a "C" affixed to their uniforms. According to the Bills, their responsibilities will include assisting in the on-field communication with the game officials.
The NFL introduced the team captain initiative in May 2007 with the purpose of supporting and recognizing the importance of team leadership.
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