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Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood threatens to kill rookie

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Eric Wood is an aggressive man. You pretty much have to have a veritable tonne of fire inside you to make it as a player in the National Football League.

One Buffalo Bills rookie found out today just how much fire and fight that Wood has brewing inside him ready to be released.

Bills center Wood got into a brawl with undrafted rookie Bryan Johnson during a training camp goal-line drill. Punches were thrown, helmets were ripped off and the former first round draft pick was really p***ed off about it.

Murderous Rage

What happened next was described by an incredibly enthusiastic writer as Wood going in to “a murderous rage.”

From Tim Graham's piece in the Buffalo News:

"Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood's helmet had been ripped off and a couple of punches delivered into his face.

A full-scale brawl erupted, and in the mass of bodies, Wood screamed he would murder the rookie who did it.

Toward the end of this morning's practice at St. John Fisher College, undrafted rookie defensive end Bryan Johnson locked up with Wood after a goal-line drill.

Running back Fred Jackson had slithered into the end zone. The play was over, but the battle was not.

Before the fight could be broken up, tight end Scott Chandler had taken Johnson to the ground. Chandler's helmet also was torn off. An incensed Wood marched toward Johnson and yelled, 'I'll f------ kill you!'"

Rookie Move

I genuinely find myself in Wood's camp here. Scuffles are what they are and will always happen in the testosterone filled arena of football. But this was more than that. This was an undrafted rookie, a man listed as fourth string on the depth chart, throwing punches at a starter who wasn't wearing a helmet while he was.

Oh, and this isn't the first time Johnson has picked a fight either. He went for backup center Macky MacPherson last week after another big play went against him. 

I'm no expert but picking fights with multiple teammates typically isn't the way for a undrafted rookie to make a 53 man roster. And it looks like Bills coach Doug Marrone agrees with me, after saying that he hates fighting between teammates and had to have heavy words with the perpetrator.

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