ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – The timer has been set for the Buffalo Bills to make a decision regarding versatile lineman Ryan Groy.
Ahead of the new league year, Buffalo tendered the restricted free agent at the original-round level, giving them the right of first refusal to match any offer from another club. On Tuesday, Groy officially signed an offer sheet with the Los Angeles Rams. Now, the Bills have five days to decide whether or not to match the offer if they hope to retain the 26-year-old.
The Rams deal is worth a reported $5 million over two years and includes $3.5 million in guaranteed money, according to Mike Rodak and Adam Kaplan of ESPN. Los Angeles extended the offer to Groy on Monday night.
Because Groy went undrafted in 2014, tendering him at the lowest level won’t warrant any kind of draft pick compensation for Buffalo should he sign elsewhere.
Groy’s services came in handy last season after starting center Eric Wood suffered a broken leg in Week 9. The Bills rushing attack didn’t miss a beat over the final seven games of the season.
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