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AFC Notes: Bills, Colts, Dolphins

Bills

Bills C Eric Wood said that he’s feeling good and will do anything he can to help the team out moving forward.

“I feel good,” Wood said, via the Buffalo News. “At this time, I’m still part of the Bills. I’m under contract and will do anything I can to help them out.”

Reports surfaced a few weeks ago that Wood had a career-ending neck injury and would be retiring from the NFL. However, money became an issue and Wood has since been saying that he’s willing to help the Bills any way he can.

“I’m on the wait and see,” Wood said regarding his future. “I’ve got my hands full at home right now and I’m enjoying that and enjoying being back home.

There’s clearly money at stake if he were to retire, which is why the two parties have changed course in announcing his retirement from the NFL.

Colts

Former Colts executive Bill Polian offered some high praise for new HC Frank Reich.

“He’s everything you want, and more,’’ Polian said, via Mike Chappell of FOX 59. “He’s football. He’s family. He’s as fine a young man as I’ve ever come across. He’s an inspirational leader. He’s a quarterback expert; Andrew Luck is going to love working with him. He’s an outstanding offensive coordinator.

“The Colts got the best of the bargain, that’s for sure.’

Polian stressed that there’s still plenty of work to be done in Indianapolis regarding the team’s roster.

As Chris has said and I will repeat and as I told Frank, this is a rebuild situation,’’ Polian said. “It’s not going to change overnight because the personnel situation, particularly on defense – really throughout – is well below the level they had in Philadelphia and even in San Diego.

“This is a rebuild. But with Chris at the helm and Frank at the helm, you couldn’t have two better people to get it done. They will get it done.’’

Dolphins

  • Some have wondered if the Dolphins could draft a quarterback in round one, even though Ryan Tannehill is set to return after missing the 2017 season with a torn ACL.
  • Armando Salguero reports that Tannehill would be “perfectly fine” with the Dolphins picking a quarterback this year.
  • In fact, a source tells Salguero that the Dolphins are not concerned that Tannehill would be worried about having a young quarterback working behind him.
  • For what it’s worth, Salguero selected Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield at No. 11 overall for the Dolphins in a beat writer mock draft.