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Bills sign 2nd-round draft pick WR Robert Woods

By JOHN WAWROW - AP Sports Writer
    2013-05-20 17:15

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - In signing his contract on Monday, Buffalo Bills rookie second-round draft pick Robert Woods could start focusing on the next step of his career: Earning a regular role among the team's young group of receivers.

``I feel very fortunate and blessed, but I've still got to play football,'' Woods said. ``I'm just trying to contribute to this team. (The contract) is my agent's work. My job is to play football.''

The four-year contract was agreed to late Sunday night, and Woods signed it shortly after the Bills opened their second week of voluntary minicamps.

Selected 41st overall out of Southern California last month, Woods was regarded as the most polished among the draft-eligible receiver prospects following a solid three-year college career.

Woods set a school record with 252 career catches in 38 games in becoming Matt Barkley's favorite target.

Woods finished with 2,930 yards receiving and 32 touchdowns. His best season came in his sophomore year in 2011, when he had 111 catches for 1,292 yards and 15 touchdowns.

With little experienced depth at receiver, the Bills are counting on Woods to compete for a starting job opposite Stevie Johnson.

Woods has not looked out of place during practice.

On Monday, he broke up the left sideline before making a sharp cut to find himself wide open in making a catch over the middle.

The Bills are in the midst of rebuilding their group of receivers under new coach Doug Marrone.

They drafted Texas speedster Marquise Goodwin in the third round. Following the draft, Buffalo signed undrafted rookie Da'Rick Rogers. Though Rogers was projected as a top-10 receiver prospect, he was overlooked in the draft because of a troubled college career split between Tennessee and Tennessee Tech.

Buffalo has reached deals with seven of its eight draft picks. Only its first-round selection, quarterback EJ Manuel, is unsigned.

In separate news, veteran free agent special teams star Montell Owens watched practice from the sideline four days after being released by Jacksonville.

Marrone said the Bills were interested in signing Owens because he would be a solid addition to what's become a young special teams unit.

Owens, who can also play running back, is a seven-year NFL veteran and a two-time Pro Bowl selection as a special teams player. In 104 career games, he set the Jaguars' franchise record with 118 special teams tackles.

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