Rams Sign RFA C Ryan Groy to Offer Sheet

Posted Mar 14, 2017

L.A. has signed Buffalo restricted free agent C Ryan Groy to a two-year offer sheet. The Bills have five days to match the deal.

The Rams have signed Bills restricted free agent center Ryan Groy to a two-year offer sheet. Buffalo now has five days to decide to either match the offer, or let Groy sign with Los Angeles.

Groy first entered the league as an undrafted free agent with Chicago in 2014. Because Buffalo placed an original-round tender on Groy, the club will not receive any compensation should it elect not to match the contract.

The center started seven games in 2016 for the Bills, filling in for the injured Eric Wood. In those seven games, Buffalo rushed for 1,235 yards — an average of 176.4 yards per game.

The Bears traded Groy to the Patriots in Aug. 2015 and was waived in September. He joined the Buccaneers' practice squad in October, before the Bills signed him to their active roster the following month.

New Rams offensive line coach Aaron Kromer has plenty of familiarity with Groy, having coached him in both Chicago as offensive coordinator and Buffalo as his position coach.

Groy would join a position of need, as the Rams released former starting center Tim Barnes last week.