Bills to trade LT Cordy Glenn to Bengals

Bills to trade LT Cordy Glenn to Bengals

ORCHARD PARK, NY- The Bills have moved on from left tackle Cordy Glenn.

The Bills also send their fifth-round pick to Cincinnati, and the Bengals send their sixth-round selection to Buffalo.

Cincinnati will pick up the existing contract with Glenn paying him $11,250,000 in 2018.

On a day in which many were focused on National Football League free agency tampering beginning, the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals were hard at work in building their own futures.

The Bills used Dion Dawkins in Glenn's spot at left tackle the final ten games of the season. The Bills had been looking to unload Glenn and the Bengals were in desperate need of an upgrade at the offensive tackle position.

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The Bills now have the 12th and 22nd (from Kansas City) picks in the first round, as well as the 53rd and 56th (from Rams) picks in the second round and may not be done dealing as they look to land their quarterback of the future. He has played in 78 games, starting 77, but he missed 10 games a year ago due to foot and ankle injuries that landed him on injured reserve.

As for the Bengals, Glenn, 28, will be a much-needed addition to an offensive line that has needed to grow. The franchise pays more money but has an easy out if the outcome isn't beneficial for the team.

The Bengals move down nine spots in the first round, but acquire a talented lineman who should be in his prime if he returns to form.

On Friday, Buffalo shipped quarterback Tyrod Taylor to Cleveland, leaving them with just one quarterback under contract for 2018, Nathan Peterman.

This trade shows that the Bills are building something big for next season. General manager Brandon Beane should also have the trade assets required to move even higher up in the draft in order to select one of the top passers available.