Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

OT Cordy Glenn Traded to Bengals; Bills Swap 1st-Round Draft Picks

OT Cordy Glenn Traded to Bengals; Bills Swap 1st-Round Draft Picks

The Bills traded Glenn, the 21st overall pick in the 2018 draft, and a fifth-round pick to the Cincinnati Bengals in exchange for the 12th overall pick and a sixth-round selection. The teams will swap a series of draft picks as part of the deal, which bolsters the Bengals in the trenches for next season. If the Browns want to take a quarterback, they will have their pick with the top overall selection in the draft. The Cincinnati Bengals tried to prepare for the future without their Pro Bowl left tackle, Andrew Whitworth, and it would be safe to say that those plans have fallen through. Hali played in just five games and recorded only one tackle.

As long as he's healthy, Glenn will be an instant upgrade over any tackle that the Bengals now have on the roster. Perhaps they can pair their newly-acquired first- and third-round picks to trade up higher into the draft. He started 77 games for Buffalo in his six-year career, but missed most of last season with foot and ankle injuries that eventually landed him on IR.

The Bengals have now filled a massive need with Glenn.

The trade means that the Bengals will now be on the hook for what's left of Glenn's five-year, $60 million deal that he signed back in May 2016.

Not only were the Bills open to trading Cordy Glenn, they were successful at it.

The Bengals are getting an arguably top 15 or top 10 tackle in the league, when healthy.

They drafted a tackle in both the first and second rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft, those being Cedric Ogbuehi and Jake Fisher.

According to ESPN, the Bills will "save $4.85 million of Glenn's $14.45 million cap number in 2018, as long as the trade is executed before Glenn is due a $2 million roster bonus March 18".

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