Bills trade Cordy Glenn to Cincinnati to move up in 1st round

Bills trade Cordy Glenn to Cincinnati to move up in 1st round

Cincy also received Buffalo's fifth-round pick in exchange for the Bengals' sixth-round selection. 53 and 56) and two third-round picks (Nos. Much of this sense came from the team looking to acquire one of the top quarterbacks in this year's crop in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Last week, the Bills agreed to trade quarterback Tyrod Taylor to the Cleveland Browns. In the first round, the Bills move up to No. 12 and the Bengals move down to 21.

This trade gives both teams some room to make moves this offseason.

The Bengals drafted a pair of tackles in the 2015 NFL Draft in first-rounder Cedric Ogbuehi and second-rounder Jake Fisher. The team groomed 2017 second-round pick Dion Dawkins to play left tackle last season.

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Glenn appeared in just six games in the 2017 National Football League season.

The Bills will save $4.85 million of Glenn's $14.4 million cap hit for the 2018 season as long as the deal is completed before his $2 million roster bonus comes into effect on Sunday. It made Glenn expendable enough that Buffalo was willing to eat a fairly sizable amount of dead cap. Glenn provides them a major improvement. Of his base salary, $1.5 million is already fully guaranteed and another $6.5 million will become fully guaranteed on Friday. If Glenn is healthy, he could be the anchor at left tackle the Bengals need.

Last summer, Glenn missed a significant portion of training camp and the preseason because of a lingering foot and ankle injury. Buffalo placed Glenn on injured reserve in Week 15.

Of course, this trade could turn into a disaster for the Bengals if Glenn doesn't return to his pre-2016 form.

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