Bengals Trade for Cordy Glenn


According to and ESPN, a deal to move Cordy Glenn will also see the Buffalo Bills and Bengals swap first-round draft picks and exchange a fifth (going to Cincinnati) and a sixth-round pick (going to Buffalo).

According to Spotrac, Buffalo also frees up $4.85 million in salary cap space with the Glenn trade. the team now has a little over $39.7 million to spend this offseason.

The move shakes up not just NFL free agency, but the entire outlook of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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The Bills also have the No. 22 pick, acquired previous year from the Chiefs when Kansas City traded up to select Patrick Mahomes. Buffalo also traded their starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor on Friday to the Cleveland Browns. He was limited to six games past year because of an injury to his left foot that eventually required surgery. This season will be the last in Glenn's deal before Cincinnati could potentially release him without taking a massive cap hit. After missing 15 games in the past two seasons due to injury, the Bills chose to part ways with his contract. As a rookie, Dawkins proved more than capable of filling that role. 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. Buffalo placed Glenn on injured reserve in Week 15.

Glenn is entering the third season of a five-year, $65 million contract he signed in May 2016. He missed two games because of an ankle injury and three games because of a back injury in 2016. The offensive line of the future in Cincinnati was supposed to consist of tackles Cedric Ogbuehi and Jake Fisher, who were both selected in the 2015 NFL Draft, but neither player has really lived up to expectations.