The Los Angeles Rams continue to stay busy in free agency. Here’s what has happened this week thus far:
Center Ryan Groy
The Rams have signed Buffalo Bills restricted free agent center Ryan Groy to a two-year offer sheet. This gives the Bills five days to decide to either match the offer, or let him go to the Rams.
He was initially signed as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears in 2014. The Bears traded Groy to the New England Patriots in 2015 and was waived a month later. In October of 2015, Groy was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad, but was added to the Bills’ active roster the following month.
Groy started seven games in 2016 for the Bills, filling in for the injured Eric Wood. During those starts, the Bills rushed for 1,235 and averaged 176.4 yards per game.
He would reunite with new Rams offensive line coach Aaron Kromer, having coached him in both Chicago as offensive coordinator and Buffalo as his position coach.
Buffalo placed an original round tender on Groy, so the Bills will not receive any compensation should it elect not to match the contract. In other words, the Rams would not have to give up any draft picks to sign him.
After releasing starting center Tim Barnes last week, Groy would join a Rams’ offensive line that is making a lot of changes for the upcoming season.
Kicker Greg Zuerlein
The Rams have agreed to terms with kicker Greg Zuerlein on a three-year deal to keep him with the franchise. In 2016, Zuerlein made 19 of 22 field goals, 23 extra points and didn’t miss a field goal inside 39 yards.
The Rams’ sixth-round draft pick in 2012 has been the franchise’s primary kicker ever since. He holds the franchise record for longest field goal with a converted 61-yard attempt in 2015.
Defensive back Kayvon Webster
The Rams have added to their depleted secondary, agreeing to terms with former Denver Broncos cornerback Kayvon Webster on Monday, March 13, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter .
The deal is worth $8 million and can reach as much as $12 million with incentives, according to Schefter.
Webster visited with the Rams on Monday and will reunite with defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, his coordinator with the Denver Broncos the past two years. He has a shot at earning a starting role.
Sources: ESPN, therams.com