#Bills RFA C/G Ryan Bates is meeting with the #Vikings, per league source.
Bates has a right of first refusal tender, so the Bills wouldn't be compensated if they didn't match an offer sheet by the Vikings or another team.
"Bates has until April 22 to either sign an offer sheet with another team, which the Bills would have five days to match, or play on his one-year deal. Bates was a pleasant surprise for the Bills at the end of the 2021 season, taking over as a starter in Week 16 against the New England Patriots. Perhaps not coincidentally, the Bills' offensive line seemed to hit its stride from that point forward, and Bates maintained his spot in the starting lineup through the postseason, making it likely that the Bills would do what they could to retain him for 2022." buffalonews.com