Bills trade tackle Cordy Glenn for draft pick


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

The Bills will no hold the 12th and 22nd overall picks in the first round along with multiple second and third round picks in the 2018 Draft. According to Peter Schrager of NFL Network, the teams will swap first-round picks, Bills moving to 11th overall and Bengals moving to 21st overall.

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Glenn has been the Bills starting left tackle since being drafted in the second round of the 2012 draft. He was limited to six games previous year because of an injury to his left foot that eventually required surgery. With playmakers like A.J. Green and Joe Mixon in place, Glenn should help free up space and time in the backfield. They also unload an offensive tackle that was marred by injuries, and they still have two picks in the first-round. The Bills also sent the Bengals a fifth-round pick with a sixth-round pick coming back in return. This trade allows them more valuable picks to move up in the first round and find their quarterback of the future.

As for the Bengals, Glenn, 28, will be a much-needed addition to an offensive line that has needed to grow. He is under contract through 2020 and the Bengals are inheriting that deal, with $7.25 million base salaries in 2019 and 2020 and more $2 million roster bonuses. The Bills dealt Tyrod Taylor, who played in the team's first playoff game since 1999, to the Browns on Friday and are in obvious need of a quarterback. They are still too low to get someone like Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen, but could be in a position to get a quarterback like Baker Mayfield or Josh Allen. 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.