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


The Cincinnati Bengals acquired veteran offensive tackle Cordy Glenn from the Buffalo Bills, ESPN's Josina Anderson reported Monday.

The Bills, meanwhile, continue to maneuver around the National Football League draft after they received a third-round pick from the Cleveland Browns by trading Tyrod Taylor.

Another team in need of a quarterback has jumped ahead of the Arizona Cardinals in the 2018 NFL Draft order. According to Peter Schrager of NFL Network, the Bills give up Glenn and the 21st pick in the NFL Draft in exchange for pick No. 12 in the NFL Draft. The team had been previously rumored to have interest in USC's Sam Darnold, who is widely believed to be the first overall pick in this year's draft. Nathan Peterman, the team's fifth-round pick in 2017, will be the only quarterback on the roster once Taylor is officially traded. The Bills will save more than $4 million on the cap in the deal. After missing 15 games in the past two seasons due to injury, the Bills made a decision to part ways with his contract.

The writing on the wall surrounding Glenn's future in Buffalo centered around Dion Dawkins ably filling in for him. Many thought the Bengals may use their 12th overall pick on a tackle, or an offensive lineman of some sort at the very least. He was then placed on the season-ending injured reserve in Week 15 after being unable to play in five straight weeks before that.

Last summer, Glenn missed a significant portion of training camp and the preseason because of a lingering foot and ankle injury.

The offensive line is Cincinnati's biggest focus in the offseason. On the other hand, if Glenn turns into a star, the Bengals have him under contract for the next three years at just $30 million, which is a bargain for a starting left tackle.