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McCarron said it's co

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Though Eric Wood can finally say he's retired Larry Csonka Jersey , the now-former Buffalo Bills center is unaccustomed to discussing his career in the past tense.

On Monday, for example, Wood was still referring to this spring as "the offseason," while attending Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly's charitable foundation golf tournament outside of Buffalo.

"It's so funny. I find myself referring to it as the offseason and we're making travel plans that aren't slotted for just the five weeks off in the summer," Wood said, referring to the break players traditionally get between the final spring practice and the start of training camp.

"It's different for sure," he added, while discussing his retirement for the first time since being diagnosed with a career-ending neck injury in January.

"I feel great," Wood said, noting he's already dropped about 55 pounds from his 310-pound playing weight.

"The body feels good. Can't play ball Jason Sanders Jersey , which stinks. And I miss it," he added. "There's been a lot of times this spring where I've seen pictures posted and you think, 'Well, that's my team.'

"But, it's all good."

Wood never envisioned his playing days would end so abruptly nine seasons into his NFL career, and after signing a two-year contract extension last summer.

Instead, team doctors ruled he would never be allowed to play again after end-of-season tests revealed Wood had two disks being dangerously close to his spinal cord. Wood received the news while he was in the delivery room with his wife, and about an hour before the birth of his second child, a son.

"It was shocking," he said Marcus Cannon Jersey , noting his first reaction was to seek a second opinion. "But ultimately there was no scenario for return to play."

Wood revealed the severity of the injury during a news conference in January. He was not, however, allowed to say he was officially retiring due to contractual issues that could have prevented Wood from retaining his bonus money until the Bills finally released the 32-year-old on Thursday.

He hasn't yet laid out any future plans, though Wood will always be a Bills fan after being selected by Buffalo in the first round of the 2009 draft out of Louisville.

Wood is following the team online and in social media. He laughed over the uproar on Twitter amid reports rookie first-round draft pick Josh Allen threw an interception during practice last week.

A respected team leader, one thing Wood will miss is mentoring younger players.

He also expressed concern regarding good friend and former teammate Richie Incognito, who has had a tumultuous offseason. Incognito abruptly retired by posting a note on Twitter before the Bills granted his request to be released to potentially sign with another team weeks later.

Then, Incognito spent three days in a Florida mental hospital after he allegedly threw weights and tennis balls at gym employees and another patron and told police officers the government was spying on him two weeks ago.

"He's going through a tough time right now," Wood said. "We're praying for him, and I know he'll come out of this a good man."

On the bright side, Wood has come to terms with how his career ended and the consolation that it happened after a season in which the Bills snapped a 17-year playoff drought. His final game was a 10-3 loss to Jacksonville in an AFC wild-card playoff on Jan. 7.

"Yeah Adam Thielen Jersey , that playoff berth was very sweet," Wood said. "It would've been very tough my career ending and not ever making the playoffs up here."

AJ McCarron found out he was traded, quickly packed a bag, said goodbye to his family and headed out to Oakland to join the Raiders.

As crazy as those first few hours were following McCarron's trade from the Buffalo Bills to Oakland, the whirlwind hasn't slowed down a bit since McCarron joined his new team.

He had new teammates and coaches to meet and an entire offense to learn in just over a week now that he's Derek Carr's only backup and could be thrust into action Monday night when Oakland opens its season against the Los Angeles Rams.

"It's not the easiest thing in the world. I'm trying my hardest," McCarron said. "I've been coming in really early, spending a lot of time staying late. God forbid something happens, hopefully I can go out there and handle it pretty well."

The Raiders dealt a 2019 fifth-round pick to the Bills last Saturday for McCarron and then immediately cut E.J. Manuel and Connor Cook, who had been competing for the backup job.

Oakland had been anticipating McCarron might be available with Buffalo having drafted Josh Allen in the first round and also having Nathan Peterman in place.

"We kind of had our eye on him," offensive coordinator Greg Olson said. "Had been evaluating him through the preseason with the thought that maybe there might be an opportunity for some of those quarterbacks or one of those quarterbacks on that team to become available. We had some intel on AJ from other coaches that had worked with him. But we liked the player. We're happy to get him. He's been good since he's been here. He's been a quick study in terms of picking up the offense. He's been in the building from dawn to dusk every day. Just a real pleasure to have him right now."

McCarron has been working extensively with quarterbacks coach Brian Callahan to learn a complex offense installed by coach Jon Gruden.

McCarron said it's completely different than what he had been running in Buffalo all offseason but he is familiar with many of the West Coast concepts. The main job this week is learning the language and the formations that go with the offense.

"I do a pretty good job of managing all that Tyler Lockett Jersey ," McCarron said. "When it comes to learning football I think I'm pretty smart. You can only play so many defenses. It's just being real familiar and knowing the ins and outs of the offense. God forbid I get in there, it's not going to be perfect. But I know how to battle and keep trying."

McCarron had hoped to be the starter in Buffalo after spending his first four seasons as the backup to Andy Dalton in Cincinnati. McCarron started just three regular-season games and one playoff contest for the Bengals but got a two-year contract from the Bills that included a $4 million signing bonus.

But that never materialized as the Bills went with Peterman as the starter until Allen is ready to take over, and McCarron now needs to sell the house he bought in Buffalo.

"It's a business. There's a lot of things that go on behind the scenes. It's part of it," he said. "I enjoyed my time there, even though it was for a cup of coffee and maybe a doughnut. The people there are great, the fans are really awesome. We lived in a great neighborhood. It was an awesome city and we enjoyed our time there."

NOTES: RB Marshawn Lynch has been limited by a groin injury all week but is not listed on the injury report for the game against the Rams. ... RB DeAndre Washington (knee) is out and DT Brian Price (hamstring) is questionable.

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