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Eric Wood trying to soak up all he can from Kevin Mawae

By Tim Graham

PITTSFORD -- Kevin Mawae sits behind Eric Wood when the offensive linemen hold their meetings. Mawae also runs drills and teaches techniques from a 16-year NFL career that sent him to eight Pro Bowls.

You better believe Wood listens to every word Mawae has to say as if it's gospel.

"Some stuff that worked for him might not work for me," Wood said, "but I'm going to give it a try because he was an unbelievable player.

"I looked up to him as a young player and through college. To have him around is awesome."

Mawae joined the Bills' coaching staff Monday and will stay through training camp as part of the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship program.

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Kevin Mawae joins Bills coaching staff through minority fellowship

By Tim Graham

PITTSFORD -- Kevin Mawae was quick to praise the Buffalo Bills when they hired Doug Marrone as head coach in January.

Mawae was a star center with the New York Jets when Marrone was their offensive-line coach from 2002 through 2005.

Now retired, Mawae wants to keep learning from Marrone. The Bills today announced Mawae is among their five recipients of the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship and will work with the team through training camp.

Mawae, an eight-time Pro Bowler, joined the O-line staff Monday.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

@ByTimGraham | tgraham@buffnews.com


Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

@gggaughan | mgaughan@buffnews.com


Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

@JaySkurski | jskurski@buffnews.com

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