Groy received an offer sheet from the Rams earlier in the week, but the Bills were quick to match it in order to retain the young guard. He played sparingly early in 2016 but came on late in the season, playing 50 or more snaps in each of the last seven weeks.
Groy received a two-year offer sheet from the Rams on Tuesday, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.
Groy is a restricted free agent, so the Bills will have a chance to match the Rams' offer. The offensive lineman was undrafted when he first came into the league, so Buffalo would not receive draft pick compensation if it was to let Groy walk.
Groy beat out Patrick Lewis for the job vacancy, which arose when long-time starter Eric Wood went down for the season with a broken leg. Groy has his work cut out for him to prevent being viewed as a letdown, as Wood is one of the NFL's better centers, and the Bills are somehow averaging 5.28 yards per carry.
|4||10/1/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|9||11/2/17||@ NYJ||8:25 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|2015||New England Patriots||0||0|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||0||0|