Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Bengals bolster O-line in trade with Bills, move back in draft

Bengals bolster O-line in trade with Bills, move back in draft

The Buffalo Bills are sending LT Cordy Glenn to the Bengals, as first reported by Josian Anderson. He started all 61 of the games he appeared in for the Bills over the course of his first four seasons in the league.

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

Addressing one of their biggest holes with this trade, the Bengals can now be more "picky" with their first-round pick. This moves the Bills from the No. 21 overall pick to the No. 12 overall pick.

The Bills could be looking to move up and land a quarterback in this year's draft.

The team still has nine draft picks in their arsenal, something that gives them the capital to pounce on a top-five pick when offered. The Bills also have the No. 22 pick.

Now, any drop for a team like the Giants at pick two or the Colts at pick three would not be so precipitous.

But trading Glenn before Sunday means the Bills will save $4.85 million against the 2018 salary cap (that assumes the deal will be finalized by then).

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. After missing 15 games in the past two seasons due to injury, the Bills made a decision to part ways with his contract.

Glenn, a second-round draft pick out of Georgia in 2012, was a starter for the Bills. Right tackle Jake Fisher, the team's 2015 second-round pick, ended his 2017 season early due to a heart condition but will be ready to play next season.

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