With time short before the league year concludes, the Bills brought one of their 2010 midseason pickups back into the fold for 2011 and beyond. Buffalo signed OL Mansfield Wrotto to an extension on Tuesday.
"It's relieving to know where I'm going to be next year," Wrotto told Buffalobills.com. "Buffalo is a great place and there's a great opportunity here. I know the coaches here and most of the guys. It's a place where I really wanted to be."
Wrotto (6'3" 310) was picked up last fall in Week 5 after Buffalo lost veteran tackle Cornell Green to a knee injury early in the season. After spending a week on the Bills practice squad he was called up to the active roster appearing in 11 games with seven starts at right tackle.
"The one thing that really helped me out was I knew the system," said Wrotto. "That helped especially since I was playing right tackle, something I hadn't played in a few years. Now I'll have an offseason to sit down and really settle into the system and understand it as well."
Wrotto also indicated that he's more likely to move inside to guard in 2011 further deepening the pool of experienced talent on the interior with other young vets like Chad Rinehart and Kraig Urbik to go along with starters Andy Levitre and Eric Wood.
But Wrotto also showed last season he's capable of stepping outside to tackle if the team is in a pinch.
"The coaches along with myself see me as an interior player who can also play the tackle position," said Wrotto. "The more you can do in this league the better."