Bills Move Up in First Round by Trading Cordy Glenn to Bengals

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According to Peter Schrager of Fox Sports, Buffalo has moved a step closer to putting themselves adding a top-tier prospect quarterback in the trade of offensive tackle Cordy Glenn.

This move certainly looks as if the Bills are looking to draft their franchise quarterback after trading Tyrod Taylor to Cleveland for a third-round pick.

According to NFL Network, the Bills are moving up in the first round of the NFL draft.

As part of the trade, the Bengals and Bills agreed to swap first-round picks, with Buffalo receiving the No. 12 overall selection and Cincinnati receiving No. 21 overall, a source confirmed to ESPN.

The Bills also have the No. 22 pick, acquired past year from the Chiefs when Kansas City traded up to select Patrick Mahomes. But he was slowed by foot and ankle injuries and limited to five games last season. The Bills will save more than $4 million on the cap in the deal. He was eventually placed on injured reserve in December.

After being drafted by the Bills in the second round (41st overall) of the 2012 draft, Glenn became the team's starting left tackle and held down the position consistently until 2016. The team is now on the hook for the remainder of the five-year, $65 million extension Glenn signed with the Bills in 2016. With Dawkins productivity this year and with him having the much cheaper contract, Glenn was more than likely on his way out.

Glenn will help the Bengals' biggest need on the offensive line, which was bad last season. It made Glenn expendable enough that Buffalo was willing to eat a fairly sizable amount of dead cap. 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.



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