Bengals acquire LT Cordy Glenn from Bills

Lynette Rowe
March 13, 2018

Buffalo traded Cordy Glenn to the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson who first reported the developments.

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.

Glenn battled injuries throughout 2017, and the Bills placed him on injured reserve in December after he appeared in six games. He was limited to six games past year because of an injury to his left foot that eventually required surgery.

In return, the Bills get to jump up nine spots in the first round. With playmakers like A.J. Green and Joe Mixon in place, Glenn should help free up space and time in the backfield. This could put them in position to move further up in the first round to possibly land their next franchise quarterback. The teams also swapped fifth and sixth round picks.

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. The Bills will save more than $4 million on the cap in the deal.

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No NFL team had ever traded out of a top five pick to a position in the first round outside the top 20 picks. The contract while paying Glenn top tackle money is low risk in the sense that the Bengals would not be shelling out dead cap money if they made a decision to move on from Glenn.

Many fans likely want the Colts to take NC State edge rusher Bradley Chubb with the No. 3 overall pick and if he is available, that's likely the route they will go.

Cincinnati lost Kevin Zeitler and Andrew Whitworth in free agency last offseason, and Cincinnati failed to adequately replace them.

Trade agreements can not be made official until Wednesday.

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