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Bills place center Eric Wood on injured reserve, promote CB Marcus Roberson to take his place

Eric Wood's season looks to be over.

The Buffalo Bills placed their Pro Bowl center on injured reserve Monday, following surgery last week to repair the broken leg he suffered in the team's last game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Wood would not be eligible to return to the team during the regular season, meaning his only hope of playing again would be if the Bills somehow got into the playoffs -- and hadn't activated anyone else from injured reserve by then. That spot is expected to be filled by wide receiver Sammy Watkins when he's healthy enough to play.

Wood's spot on the 53-man roster was filled by cornerback Marcus Roberson, who was promoted from the practice squad. Roberson played one game earlier this season -- in Week Eight against New England -- before being released and re-signed to the practice squad.

The Bills also signed center Dalton Freeman to the practice squad. A 6-foot-5, 291-pound Clemson product, Freeman has a history with Bills coach Rex Ryan, playing all 16 games with the New York Jets in 2014 when Ryan was the coach there.

Freeman spent training camp this season with the Houston Texans.

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