There are multiple reports Monday that the Bills have traded offensive tackle Cordy Glenn to the Bengals. At pick 21, the Bills would be asking a team near the top of the draft to make an unprecedented move.
For the Bills, they move up to a much better spot in the draft without having to give up an arm and a leg.
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. Cincy also received Buffalo's fifth-round pick in exchange for the Bengals' sixth-round selection.
Now, all they have to do is be right about the quarterback. Dareus, Glenn and Tyord Taylor - once his trade to Cleveland becomes official - will account for $31.4 million in dead money.
Glenn has been a Bills starter since his rookie season in 2012. This allows the Bills to clear anywhere from four to six million dollars off their cap for 2018. He was limited to six games past year because of an injury to his left foot that eventually required surgery. The Bengals will also have Glenn under contract for non-guaranteed base salaries of $7.25 million (2018) and $7.5 million (2019), as well as $2 million roster bonuses each season. He missed five games and played a career-low 657 snaps in 2016.
Glenn dealt with injuries in 2017 and because of that he was not able to be that consistent left tackle a team looks for when trying to get a franchise quarterback under center.
Prior to the arrival of Bills GM Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott, Glenn signed a five-year, $60 million extension in 2016.