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


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

The Bengals have traded for a starting left tackle, according to FOX19 Now's media partners at the Cincinnati Enquirer. Buffalo will take over Cincinnati's spot at 12th overall while the Bengals fall back to number 21. With this trade likely being done to move up to select a quarterback, the team decided to make a change at the other most important position on offense. They also own the 22nd pick and have multiple selections in the second and fifth rounds.

Many fans likely want the Colts to take NC State edge rusher Bradley Chubb with the No. 3 overall pick and if he is available, that's likely the route they will go.

The 28-year-old Glenn has been Buffalo's starting left tackle since entering the National Football League as a second-round pick in 2012 but a foot injury limited him to six games last season.

On Friday, Buffalo shipped quarterback Tyrod Taylor to Cleveland, leaving them with just one quarterback under contract for 2018, Nathan Peterman. Dawkins started 11 games last season as a rookie in place of Glenn. This allows the Bills to clear anywhere from four to six million dollars off their cap for 2018.

The Bengals have now filled a massive need with Glenn.

"Somewhat of a frustrating year overall", Bills coach Sean McDermott said in December, adding Glenn would undergo surgery on his foot in hopes of returning to health this offseason.

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. He missed five games and played a career-low 657 snaps in 2016.