What Cordy Glenn trade means to the Bills' salary cap

What Cordy Glenn trade means to the Bills' salary cap

A person familiar with the deal has told The Associated Press the Buffalo Bills have moved up nine spots in the draft by swapping first-round picks with the Cincinnati Bengals, who also acquired high-priced left tackle Cordy Glenn as part of the trade. The Bills also have the No. 22 pick. So, The Bengals move from pick number 12 to pick number 21 in the first round.

This move gets the Bills in much better position to jump up into the top five picks of the first round and land a top quarterback. Cincy also received Buffalo's fifth-round pick in exchange for the Bengals' sixth-round selection.

Glenn, a second-round draft pick out of Georgia in 2012, was a starter for the Bills.

On Friday, Buffalo shipped quarterback Tyrod Taylor to Cleveland, leaving them with just one quarterback under contract for 2018, Nathan Peterman.

The Bengals have now filled a massive need with Glenn. The Bengals likely are not done adding to their offensive line, as few reliable pieces other than Glenn and Clint Boling are locked in. Buffalo placed Glenn on injured reserve in Week 15. He started all 61 of the games he appeared in for the Bills over the course of his first four seasons in the league. The rookie second-round pick out of Temple was expected to compete for the starting job at right tackle. A foot injury has limited the 28-year-old to 16 starts in the last two seasons. He missed five games and played a career-low 657 snaps in 2016.

Prior to the arrival of Bills GM Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott, Glenn signed a five-year, $60 million extension in 2016.

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