Bills sign 1st-round draft pick Wood and 2nd-rounder ByrdBy John Wawrow, AP
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Bills sign G Eric Wood, S Jairus Byrd
PITTSFORD, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills have signed first-round draft pick Eric Wood and second-rounder Jairus Byrd, leaving the team with only its top prospect, defensive end Aaron Maybin, still unsigned five days into training camp.
Wood, selected 28th overall out of Louisville, is being counted on at right guard. Byrd, a safety, was drafted 42nd overall out of Oregon. He was placed on the active/non-football-injury list.
Byrd is recuperating from surgery to repair a sports hernia, a person familiar with his condition told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Bills did not release that information.
Tags: Associated press, Bills, Buffalo bills, N.y., Pittsford, Professional Football, Sports, Sports Business, Sports Transactions