Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Buffalo Bills reportedly trade OT Cordy Glenn to Cincinnati Bengals

Buffalo Bills reportedly trade OT Cordy Glenn to Cincinnati Bengals

The Buffalo Bills have pulled off another trade, sending offensive tackle Cordy Glenn to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals will also acquire a fifth-round pick from Buffalo and send a sixth-round pick to the Bills as part of the exchange. It resulted in him signing a five-year, $65 million contract with the team during the 2016 off-season. After being selected by the Bills in the second of the 2012 NFL Draft, Glenn started 61 of 64 games for Buffalo over the next four seasons. They dealt Tyrod Taylor to the Browns for a third-round pick on March 9.

It isn't clear how much the Colts would be able to get for the No. 3 overall pick from the Bills but it would nearly certainly include the No. 12 and No. 22 overall picks as the Bills own both. This means the Bills moved up to 12th while the Bengals now pick 21st. Beane has made six trades in the past year and is reshaping the entire franchise while also racking up draft picks. As a rookie, Dawkins proved more than capable of filling that role.

The Buffalo Bills unloaded their high-priced and oft-injured left tackle and, in the process, may be in line to draft a quarterback next month.

Glenn is due a $2 million roster bonus this week and, according to Over The Cap, he will carry a cap hit of $11.25 million in 2018, something the Bills do not want to be tied to.

As long as he's healthy, Glenn will be an instant upgrade over any tackle that the Bengals now have on the roster.

Trading away Glenn's cap space will allow the Bills to target a top QB in free agency and make the team capable of competing for other free agents that would help improve other areas of the team. He missed two games because of an ankle injury and three games because of a back injury in 2016.

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