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Eric Wood, who played in 100 percent of snaps, excited for Bills' future

Eric Wood again played in 100 percent of the Bills' offensive snaps this season – all 1,052.

The veteran center's season ended early last year with a broken leg, but he has consistently played almost every snap in previous seasons, including 100 percent in 2013 and 2015 and 99.7 percent in 2015.

He was the only Bill to play in 100 percent this season. Richie Incognito, who played every snap in 2015 and 99.7 percent in 2016, played in 98.9 percent this season.

Here is some of what Wood told reporters at the end of the season:

Q: You have to be able to appreciate what this team accomplished this year.

A: Yeah, for sure. To end the drought is special. That was one of our goals heading into the year. Once we got in the dance, it’s obviously disappointing we didn’t make anything of it in a game that was very winnable (against the Jaguars). That hurts, but looking back and reflecting, ending the drought feels great. I’m just so glad I won’t have to answer ‘so what’s different this year? How are we going to end the drought this year?’ Now, it’s [about how] we have a foundation to build on. Let’s keep improving and let’s go try and win a Super Bowl.

Q: When it comes to improving on offense, obviously, there’s been a lack of finish for much of the season, what needs to happen there to take that next step forward on offense, do you think?

A: I’m honestly not sure. I’ll let the coaches and staff handle that. I think we have a lot of great pieces on offense, so I do have confidence moving forward.

Q: You talk about now you don’t have to answer the questions about the drought, but last year when you cleaned out the lockers, it seems like it’s a complete 180 [degrees] – there was no direction, there were a lot of question marks. How much different is it going into this offseason?

A: Way different. It always feels good not going into a coaching search and having some stability there. We finished the season with some momentum. Obviously, yesterday didn’t turn out the way we wanted, but there’s a lot to build on and I’m excited for 2018.

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