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Bills Matching Rams’ Restricted Offer To OL Ryan Groy

Adam Caplan of ESPN is reporting that the Bills will match the Rams’ restricted offer sheet to OL Ryan Groy.

Groy signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Rams that included $3.5 million fully guaranteed. The Bills had five days to match the offer and it appears as though Groy will be headed back to Buffalo for the next two years.

The Bills used an original-round tender on him that will cost them $1.797 million for the 2017 season, which gave them the right of first refusal for any offer sheet he received from another team during free agency.

Groy, 26, originally signed on with the Bears as an undrafted free agent out of Wisconsin back in 2014. The Bears later traded Groy to the Patriots for Matt Wells, but he didn’t  last long in New England.

Groy played briefly for the Buccaneers before the Bills signed him to their roster during the 2015 season.

In 2016, Groy was active for all 16 games and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 23 center out of 38 qualifying players.