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Eric Wood: Browns 'classless' after hurting EJ Manuel


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Thursday night was a rough one for starting quarterbacks. Cleveland Browns starter Brian Hoyer is out for the season with a torn ACL. Buffalo Bills rookie EJ Manuel was knocked out with a knee injury that turned out to be a sprained LCL.

Injuries are inevitable in the NFL, but Bills center Eric Wood is upset with how the Browns responded to Manuel's injury.

"The hit was fine, what ticked me off was the way they acted afterwards," Wood said to the team's official website. "I hope our defense never acts like that when they injure an opposing quarterback. You've got to show some class in that situation. There's a few guys over there that obviously didn't."

"You've got (Browns safety) T.J. Ward yelling at Kiko (Alonso), a former college teammate, 'I told you to warn him that we were going to get him.' That's classless," Wood said. "Every team has probably got them. I'm not going to say that nobody on our team has ever done that, but it ticks you off when someone on the other team does it for sure."

Watch the replay from the Browns' 37-24 win over the Bills, and you can make a case that Browns safety Tashaun Gipson should have been flagged for taunting. The Browns players celebrated after the hit, which was odd considering Manuel had just picked up a first down.

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