Rams sign restricted free agent center Ryan Groy

Los Angeles may have potentially found their next starting center.

Following a slew of roster moves on the first day of free agency that included cutting ties with starting center Tim Barnes, the Los Angeles Rams found themselves in the market looking for a replacement at the position. 

It didn't take long for them to resolve that by inking restricted free-agent offensive lineman Ryan Groy to a two-year offer sheet on Monday night, according to ESPN.com's Mike Rodak and Adam Caplan. 

The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to give Buffalo Bills restricted free-agent offensive lineman Ryan Groy a two-year offer sheet, sources told ESPN.

Groy is expected to sign the multi-year contract from the Rams on Tuesday morning, which gives the Buffalo Bills five days from that point to match the offer. He had initially received an original-round tender from the Bills about a week ago that it is worth $1.8 million and would not result in any draft pick compensation if the team decides to let him go to Los Angeles.

The 26-year-old started the last seven games of the 2016 season at center for the Bills after Eric Wood suffered a broken leg. According to Pro Football Focus, he proved to be more than a capable option at the position finishing with the 23rd highest overall grade. 

Groy would immediately step into the starting job for the Rams and rejoin offensive line coach Aaron Kromer, who coached him with the Bills over the last two seasons.

Bob Garcia IV is a staff writer of LARamsReport.com. You can follow him at @bgarcia90 and us on Twitter at @LA_RamsReport.


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