Buffalo Bills reportedly trade OT Cordy Glenn to Cincinnati Bengals

Carrie Guzman
March 14, 2018

A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press the Buffalo Bills have moved up nine spots in the draft by swapping first-round picks with the Cincinnati Bengals, who also acquired high-priced left tackle Cordy Glenn as part of the trade. According to ESPN, the Bengals will get the Bills' fifth-round pick, while the Bills will receive Cincinnati's sixth-rounder.

Prior to the arrival of Bills GM Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott, Glenn signed a five-year, $60 million extension in 2016. There was a lot of praise and hype surrounding Ogbuehi coming out of Texas A&M, as he was set to become Andrew Whitworth's replacement when he left the Bengals before last season.

The Bills now have traded QB Tyrod Taylor and Glenn, clearing more than $15 million from the salary cap.

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.

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Trading away Glenn's cap space will allow the Bills to target a top QB in free agency and make the team capable of competing for other free agents that would help improve other areas of the team. Many thought the Bengals may use their 12th overall pick on a tackle, or an offensive lineman of some sort at the very least. He was limited to six games previous year because of an injury to his left foot that eventually required surgery.

The Bills will be sending Glenn to the Bengals, along with the 21st overall pick in the NFL Draft. Dawkins started 11 games last season as a rookie in place of Glenn.

Still, adding a proven blocker such as Glenn addresses a big need for the Bengals. He missed two games because of an ankle injury and three games because of a back injury in 2016.

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