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

Carrie Guzman
March 13, 2018

According to the NFL Network's Pete Schrager, the Bills and Bengals swapped first round picks as part of the deal.

While never emerging at a Pro Bowl level, Glenn has been a solid player for the Buffalo Bills and will be a clear upgrade, likely at left tackle, for a Bengals team that saw its offensive line ravaged by the departures of Whitworth (who made the Pro Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams) and Kevin Zeitler. If the Browns want to take a quarterback, they will have their pick with the top overall selection in the draft.

After letting Andrew Whitworth and Kevin Zeitler leave in free agency a year ago, the Bengals offensive line was a total disaster in 2017.

Despite any concerns about Glenn's durability, he's a sensible addition for the Bengals after their offensive line was an area of weakness in 2017. The Bengals allowed 40 sacks, which tied for 13th in the NFL.

Of course, this trade could turn into a disaster for the Bengals if Glenn doesn't return to his pre-2016 form.

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The Bills used Dion Dawkins in Glenn's spot at left tackle the final ten games of the season. It resulted in him signing a five-year, $65 million contract with the team during the 2016 off-season. Perhaps they can pair their newly-acquired first- and third-round picks to trade up higher into the draft.

The Bengals are getting an arguably top 15 or top 10 tackle in the league, when healthy.

The Giants seem content to build around Eli Manning for the short-term, which is both slightly confusing, and intriguing for the Bills in their attempts to move up the board to draft a young, franchise quarterback.

As for the Bills, they'll pick up roughly $4.85 million in cap space for 2018 with the trade.

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