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Bills eager to improve popgun offensive attack following influx of new additions

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2013 file photo, Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone, right, and Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel talk during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, in Orchard Park, N.Y.  Leaving the Bills defense to new coordinator Jim Schwartz, Marrone is making the retooled EJ Manuel-led offense his primary focus during the team's spring minicamp sessions.(AP Photo/Gary Wiepert, File)

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2013 file photo, Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone, right, and Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel talk during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Leaving the Bills defense to new coordinator Jim Schwartz, Marrone is making the retooled EJ Manuel-led offense his primary focus during the team's spring minicamp sessions.(AP Photo/Gary Wiepert, File)  (The Associated Press)

The Buffalo Bills' front-office spent the offseason delivering on its commitment to upgrade the talent on offense.

Now, veteran center Eric Wood says, it's on the players to start delivering by saying there's "no excuse" for the offense not to show marked improvement.

Wood provided his assessment after getting a firsthand glimpse of the Bills' new-look attack during a three-day voluntary minicamp that closed Friday. It's a unit that includes numerous additions brought in as part of the Bills' desire to improve what had been a popgun, EJ Manuel-led attack that contributed to Buffalo's 6-10 finish last year.

Buffalo particularly retooled its receivers by drafting Sammy Watkins in the first round, and acquiring Mike Williams in a trade with Tampa Bay.

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