Center Ryan Groy is happy to be staying with the Bills after signing a contract offer with the Los Angeles Rams. (James P. McCoy/Buffalo News)

The Buffalo Bills have decided to retain center Ryan Groy by matching the offer sheet the restricted free agent received from the Los Angeles Rams, ESPN first reported and The Buffalo News confirmed Thursday.

The Bills had until Monday to determine whether or not to match what has been reported as a two-year, $5-million deal, including $3.5 million in guaranteed money.

Groy appeared in all 16 games last season. He started the final seven after Eric Wood suffered a broken leg in a loss against the Seattle Seahawks.

Had the Bills chosen not to match the offer, they wouldn't have been entitled to draft-pick compensation because Groy entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent.

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