Bills C Eric Wood back in action early

Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood has returned to action ahead of


The Bills announced Friday that Wood would play at Minnesota,

after originally targeting the third preseason game for his return

from surgery on his right knee last November. Another starter on

the offensive line, right tackle Erik Pears, was in the lineup too.

Pears had minor offseason surgery for an unspecified injury.

Defensive tackle Letroy Guion and running back Adrian Peterson

were the Vikings starters not suited up. Guion has a minor injury

to his right knee, and Peterson is recovering from left knee


Offensive linemen DeMarcus Love and Geoff Schwartz, tight end

John Carlson, running back Jordan Todman, wide receiver Kamar

Jorden, linebacker Solomon Elimimian and safety Robert Blanton were

the other Vikings out.