Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Bengals swap first-round picks with Bills for LT Cordy Glenn

Bengals swap first-round picks with Bills for LT Cordy Glenn

Per NFL Network's Peter Schrager, the Bills and Bengals are swapping their first-round picks while exchanging fifth and sixth-round picks this year.

Glenn, a second-round draft pick out of Georgia in 2012, was a starter for the Bills. 53 and 56) and two third-round picks (Nos. In return, Buffalo will get Cincinnati's first-round pick, which is the 12th overall selection. He is under contract through 2020 and the Bengals are inheriting that deal, with $7.25 million base salaries in 2019 and 2020 and more $2 million roster bonuses. 21 and 22) were worth only enough to move to No. 7 under a conventional draft trade value chart. The Bengals lost Andrew Whitworth to Los Angeles in free agency and weren't able to replace him with Cedric Ogbuehi or Jake Fisher last season. The rookie second-round pick out of Temple was expected to compete for the starting job at right tackle.

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

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If Glenn is well, he'd go a long way toward filling a major void for the Bengals.

Glenn gives the Bengals an immediate upgrade at left tackle, though this move comes at a cost for Cincinnati. 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. Beane has made six trades in the previous year and is reshaping the entire franchise while also racking up draft picks. He was then placed on the season-ending injured reserve in Week 15 after being unable to play in five straight weeks before that.

The trade means that the Bengals will now be on the hook for what's left of Glenn's five-year, $60 million deal that he signed back in May 2016.

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