Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Buffalo Bills trade Cordy Glenn and move up in the first round

Buffalo Bills trade Cordy Glenn and move up in the first round

There are multiple reports Monday that the Bills have traded offensive tackle Cordy Glenn to the Bengals. Even with all of their picks, the Bills still aren't in control of their situation.

The deal is an apparent move for Buffalo to position itself for one of the several quarterbacks expected to be taken in the first round of the draft. With this trade likely being done to move up to select a quarterback, the team decided to make a change at the other most important position on offense. The Bengals also get the Bills' fifth-round pick (No. 158) and the Bills get the Bengals' sixth-round pick (187th).

The Bills now have traded QB Tyrod Taylor and Glenn, clearing more than $15 million from the salary cap. If the Browns want to take a quarterback, they will have their pick with the top overall selection in the draft. The Bengals likely are not done adding to their offensive line, as few reliable pieces other than Glenn and Clint Boling are locked in.

As for the Bengals, the acquisition means that the final three years of Glenn's deal move to their books at $11.25 million in 2018, $9.25 million in 2019 and $9.5 million in 2020, according to Spotrac. He only played six games this past season due to injury. It eventually led to the Bills placing him on season-ending injured reserve on December 15th.

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Glenn, 28, had been the Bills' starting left tackle since being selected in the second round of the 2012 draft.

In return, the Bills get to jump up nine spots in the first round.

Glenn's cap number will hit $14,450,000 this year, as he was under a five year, $60 million dollar contract with the Bills in May of 2016.

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