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Report: Ryan Groy signs two-year, $5M offer sheet with Rams

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The Bills have a decision to make regarding center Ryan Groy.

Groy was tendered as a restricted free agent at the original-round level by the Bills, which gives them the right to match any offer sheet that Groy signs with another club. Monday night brought word that Groy was close to signing one with the Rams and Tuesday brings more details about the offer.

Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that Groy has signed an offer sheet with the Rams for two years and $5 million with $3.5 million in guaranteed money. A second-round tender, the next step up from original round, for Groy would have cost the Bills just under $2.8 million and would have provided for draft pick compensation in the event Groy signed elsewhere.

The low tender means they won’t get any compensation for the undrafted Groy if they let him walk. The Bills will have five days to match the offer and the fact that current starting center Eric Wood is set to become a free agent after the 2017 season will likely factor into their decision.

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10 Responses to “Report: Ryan Groy signs two-year, $5M offer sheet with Rams”
  1. losangelesbillsofbuffalo says: Mar 14, 2017 2:10 PM

    Seems match-able. This guy filled in nicely as a starter. It’s late enough in Free Agency where the Bills should know that they don’t need to be spending big bux on anyone left out there. Match it and move on. 2.5 mil a year for 2 years on a guy who’s probably going to be starting a lot is a smart move.

  2. hutch2017 says: Mar 14, 2017 2:12 PM

    Spend some more of Mr. Kroenke’s (Wal Mart) money. After he stole the Rams from St’ Louis area, look at the RAMS success. Hey that Jared Goff pick looks great. From someone who lives close to St. Louis and saw the first Practice at Parkway Central to the glory days of The Greatest Show on Turf, Good Riddance and may all the money you make be a memory of the fans you alienated in St. Louis.

  3. pau49ers says: Mar 14, 2017 2:14 PM

    It was stupid for the Bills to tender him as an undrafted player. Should have thrown in a few extra dollars and tendered him as a 4th or 5th rounder.

  4. mongo3401 says: Mar 14, 2017 2:43 PM

    LOL. Some people read an article and ignore what was actually in the article. Priceless.

  5. schmitty2 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:15 PM

    I would love to have him on the Rams as he sounded like a very quality fill in last year but sadly 5 mil over 2 years is not that much money so unless the Bills are extreme penny pinchers I don’t see this happening IMO.

  6. boondockstlrssaint says: Mar 14, 2017 3:25 PM

    @pau49ers-

    It’s my understanding that in restricted free agency, there are only three choices for the team- a first round, second round or an original round (meaning the round in which the player was drafted) tender. Then, if the team chooses not to match an offer sheet presented from another team, they receive whatever pick correlated to the tender.
    As an originally undrafted FA signing, the team had no choice of tendering him at a fourth or fifth round level; it was either second round or original round, which in this case was undrafted, so no pick would need to be surrendered should they choose not to match the offer sheet.

  7. halfcentaur says: Mar 14, 2017 3:26 PM

    hutch2017 – how can he “steal” something that he owns? Yeah it sucks that STL lost the Rams, but the fact is that the city and most fans did nothing to keep them.

    In 2015, St Louis had the lowest home opener attendance in 20 years. In what was likely their last ever home game, they didn’t even sell out. The Edward Jones dome was a dank lifeless hole. There was no atmosphere. There were no fans, there was no new stadium coming, and the city did nothing to cooperate on that front for YEARS until the very last second when it was obviously too late, which i figure they completely knew and just made the appearance of a last ditch effort for PR sake.

    It was obvious that the potential of them leaving was evident for years, and nobody did anything to stop it. And save the “well if the team was better we would have come more” excuse, because teams like Cleveland regularly sold more tickets and got far more support. Cities like Detroit who were bankrupt were still showing more support for a franchise that hasn’t done anything in 50 years. So save your insults for the LA fanbase because St Louis football was the definition of fairweather fans in the last 10-15 years.

    No offense to the true die hards who lost their team, in no way do i make light of those fans. But the fact is there just wasn’t enough of them, simple as that. So you wanna be mad? I get it. But directing that anger to the billionaire businessman who made a business decision (a very logical one at that given the circumstances) is misplaced. Your issue should be taken up with the fans who couldn’t be bothered to care for the last decade.

    The Rams weren’t stolen. They were allowed to leave.

    Also kind of hypocritical to whine about them being stolen when you got the team in that exact manner in the first place, via relocation from another city. That’s life.

  8. lx2016 says: Mar 14, 2017 4:31 PM

    hutch2017 says:
    Mar 14, 2017 2:12 PM
    Spend some more of Mr. Kroenke’s (Wal Mart) money. After he stole the Rams from St’ Louis area, look at the RAMS success. Hey that Jared Goff pick looks great. From someone who lives close to St. Louis and saw the first Practice at Parkway Central to the glory days of The Greatest Show on Turf, Good Riddance and may all the money you make be a memory of the fans you alienated in St. Louis.
    ———————————————————–
    Someone has been paid a visit by the monthly Santa Claus today. Take a breath and relax.

  9. maxkingpin says: Mar 14, 2017 5:27 PM

    The Bills would be dumb to match that offer if they want Groy to only be a backup.
    Then again the Bills GM is Doug Whaley so it is at least a 50:50 proposition.

  10. computojon says: Mar 14, 2017 6:55 PM

    I’m thrilled that the Rams are finally paying big attention to the OL, which has been their huge, gaping weakness over the past few years. Skill-position players suddenly look competent when the OL play better than human turnstiles. I’m not claiming that Austin, Goff, or even Gurley are answers to anything, but nobody can play football with nothing but a leaky sieve in front of them.

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