Bengals to acquire left tackle Cordy Glenn from Bills

Bengals trade for Bills OT Cordy Glenn

According to Peter Schrager of Fox Sports, Buffalo has moved a step closer to putting themselves adding a top-tier prospect quarterback in the trade of offensive tackle Cordy Glenn.

The Bills are sending Glenn and the 21st overall pick in thw 2018 draft to the Bengals.

The deal reportedly includes the swapping of first-round draft picks.

Glenn signed a five-year, $60 million contract with the Bills in May 2016, but that was before Brandon Beane became the Bills general manager and Sean McDermott became their head coach. They dealt Tyrod Taylor to the Browns for a third-round pick on March 9.

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.

Using a conventional draft trade value chart, the Bills could package the Bengals' first-round pick and the No. 22 selection (acquired previous year from Kansas City) to move as high as No. 4.

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This trade shows that the Bills are building something big for next season.

The writing on the wall surrounding Glenn's future in Buffalo centered around Dion Dawkins ably filling in for him. The move also clears Glenn's cap numbers of $12.45 million in 2019 and $12.7 million in 2020 for Buffalo.

Glenn is due a $2 million roster bonus this week and, according to Over The Cap, he will carry a cap hit of $11.25 million in 2018, something the Bills do not want to be tied to.

Glenn, 28, had been the Bills' starting left tackle since being selected in the second round of the 2012 draft.

As long as he's healthy, Glenn will be an instant upgrade over any tackle that the Bengals now have on the roster. He missed two games because of an ankle injury and three games because of a back injury in 2016.

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