Bills Trade Cordy Glenn to Bengals, Swap Picks

Annette Crawford
March 14, 2018

Buffalo Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn has been traded to the Cincinnati Bengals in a deal that involves first round draft picks. According to ESPN, the trade value of packaging those two first-rounders would be worth a top-four pick in the draft - assuming, of course, someone is willing to make that trade.

The Bills will receive the No. 12 overall pick and the Bengals' fifth-round pick (No. 158), while the Bengals will receive the No. 21 overall pick and the Bills' sixth-round pick (No. 187).

Glenn battled injuries throughout 2017, and the Bills placed him on injured reserve in December after he appeared in six games.

Glenn signed a five-year, $60 million contract with the Bills in May 2016, but that was before Brandon Beane became the Bills general manager and Sean McDermott became their head coach.

Dion Dawkins, a second-round draft pick in 2017, stepped in effectively and held his own throughout the season as the team finally reached the playoffs for the first time this century. On Friday, Buffalo traded starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor to Cleveland for a third-round pick.

This move gets the Bills in much better position to jump up into the top five picks of the first round and land a top quarterback. It made Glenn expendable enough that Buffalo was willing to eat a fairly sizable amount of dead cap. If the teams finalize the deal by Sunday, the Bills will save $4.85 million against the 2018 cap, according to the Buffalo News . 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. A big hit that they will take is his contract, but it will be worth it if Glenn can keep defenders off of Dalton.

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