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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Eric Wood's extension adds four years

By Mike Rodak

First-year Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley made his team's most significant financial commitment to date on Friday, signing center Eric Wood to a four-year contract extension.

Per NFL Players Association records, the deal extends Wood's contract four seasons, with the following base salaries:

2014 -- $3.35 million
2015 -- $4.05 million
2016 -- $4.125 million
2017 -- $4.125 million

The Bills also made a sizable commitment to cornerback Leodis McKelvin in March, re-signing him through 2016 with a value of about $20 million, the Associated Press reported.

So which Bills players might be next in line for a new deal? Tight end Scott Chandler and defensive lineman Alex Carrington may be the top candidates. Both are set to become free agents next spring, and Carrington in particular has impressed the new coaching staff.

Here's a snapshot look at each player's contract length, sorted by the final year of their deal:

RB Tashard Choice
WR Chris Hogan
FB Frank Summers
TE Mike Caussin
TE Scott Chandler
OL Thomas Welch
OL Sam Young
DL Alan Branch
DL Alex Carrington
DL Jay Ross
OLB Jamaal Westerman
LB Arthur Moats
S Jairus Byrd

QB Kevin Kolb
RB Fred Jackson
WR Marcus Easley
WR Kevin Elliott
WR Brad Smith
TE Lee Smith
OL Colin Brown
OL Chris Hairston
OL Doug Legursky
OL Erik Pears
DL Corbin Bryant
DL Marcell Dareus
OLB Jerry Hughes
CB Brandon Burton
CB Justin Rogers
S Da'Norris Searcy
S Aaron Williams
P Shawn Powell
LS Garrison Sanborn

QB Jeff Tuel
RB Drew Smith
RB C.J. Spiller
WR T.J. Graham
OL Cordy Glenn
LB Nigel Bradham
LB Marcus Dowtin
CB Ron Brooks
CB Stephon Gilmore
CB Nickell Robey

QB EJ Manuel
WR Marquise Goodwin
WR Steve Johnson
WR Robert Woods
TE Chris Gragg
OL Kraig Urbik
DL Kyle Williams
LB Kiko Alonso
LB Manny Lawson
CB Leodis McKelvin
S Jonathan Meeks
S Duke Williams
K Dustin Hopkins

OL Eric Wood
OLB Mario Williams

Note: Contract data for safety Jim Leonhard and kicker Dan Carpenter is not yet available.