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Bengals Trading For OL Cordy Glenn

March 24 2018, 07:44 | Van Peters

Bengals Trading For OL Cordy Glenn

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor looks for a receiver in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday Jan. 7 2018 in Jacksonville Fla

The Buffalo Bills have pulled off another trade, sending offensive tackle Cordy Glenn to the Cincinnati Bengals. If Glenn is healthy, he could be the anchor at left tackle the Bengals need. Cincy also received Buffalo's fifth-round pick in exchange for the Bengals' sixth-round selection.

That potential trade became even more interesting on Monday as the NFL's legal tampering period opened. The health part is key for Glenn because he missed a total of 10 games in 2017 while dealing with foot and ankle problems for most of the season.

Cincinnati will pick up the existing contract with Glenn paying him $11,250,000 in 2018.

The Bengals drafted a pair of tackles in the 2015 NFL Draft in first-rounder Cedric Ogbuehi and second-rounder Jake Fisher. The Cincinnati Bengals tried to prepare for the future without their Pro Bowl left tackle, Andrew Whitworth, and it would be safe to say that those plans have fallen through. Buffalo moves up to 12th overall and the Bengals drop to 21st.

The Buffalo Bills got off to a quick start to free agency by agreeing to terms with veteran corner Vontae Davis and running back Chris Ivory. This could put them in position to move further up in the first round to possibly land their next franchise quarterback.

This trade gives both teams some room to make moves this offseason.

The 28-year-old Glenn, at 6 feet 6 inches and 345 pounds, has carved out a nice career for himself in the National Football League since finishing his time at Georgia.

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

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