The Rams have agreed to extend Bills restricted FA center Ryan Groy a two-year offer sheet, per @caplannfl & me. Bills have 5 days to match— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) March 14, 2017
It had been previously reported that the Rams were among a handful of teams looking at making an offer to Bills RFA C Ryan Groy. RFA’s are different, in that the team they played on (in this case, the Bills) have the ability to match any offer that comes from another team because they haven’t yet accrued enough time to be considered an ‘unrestricted’ free agent, or UFA.
The workings get even hazier (and better, for the Rams at least) because the Bills tendered Groy at was is called the first right of refusal, meaning the Bills can either match the Rams offer and keep Groy, or let him walk and receive nothing in return.
Groy is another player, like Webster, who impressed in his limited work and is likely looking for more playing time. He started for the injured Eric Wood last year, and would be working with Aaron Kromer, his former offensive line coach in Buffalo if he were to join the Rams.
The Bills have 5 days to decide if they want to match the Rams’ offer and keep Groy.
Updated (March 14, 8:27am)
The Rams Offer is two years, $5M