Bills move up nine spots in draft by swapping with Bengals


The Cincinnati Bengals acquired veteran offensive tackle Cordy Glenn from the Buffalo Bills, ESPN's Josina Anderson reported Monday. The Bengals and Bills also swapped picks, including the 12th and 21st pick.

The Bills also have the No. 22 pick, acquired previous year from the Chiefs when Kansas City traded up to select Patrick Mahomes.

Glenn's cap number will hit $14,450,000 this year, as he was under a five year, $60 million dollar contract with the Bills in May of 2016.

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.

2015 first-round pick Cedric Ogbuehi hasn't progressed as expected, while Clint Boling is more suited to guard than tackle, despite his strong performance at tackle toward the end of the 2017 season.

And they may have to, considering that they do not now have much available at quarterback after they traded their starter, Tyrod Taylor, to the Cleveland Browns for the top pick in the third round.

This means Buffalo now owns the No. 12 and No. 22 overall picks in the draft and sets the team up for even more action while seeking a quarterback.

The Bills will be sending Glenn to the Bengals, along with the 21st overall pick in the NFL Draft.

The writing on the wall surrounding Glenn's future in Buffalo centered around Dion Dawkins ably filling in for him. 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.

This trade shows that the Bills are building something big for next season. Beane has made six trades in the a year ago and is reshaping the entire franchise while also racking up draft picks. It made Glenn expendable enough that Buffalo was willing to eat a fairly sizable amount of dead cap. He missed five games and played a career-low 657 snaps in 2016.