Bills reportedly trade OT Glenn to Bengals


According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, the Bills have traded their left tackle to the Bengals. This season will be the last in Glenn's deal before Cincinnati could potentially release him without taking a massive cap hit.

The Bills will be sending Glenn to the Bengals, along with the 21st overall pick in the NFL Draft. The Bills will also acquire the Bengals sixth-round pick and the Bengals receive a fifth. On Friday, Buffalo traded starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor to Cleveland for a third-round pick. That puts the Bills in prime position to land a quarterback - either at No. 12 or in a trade up from there.

As for Ogbuehi? The former first-round pick's role now appears to be depth on the offensive line. The offense finished last in the league in large measure because its line couldn't protect Andy Dalton or open holes for the running backs.

Glenn gives the Bengals an immediate upgrade at left tackle, though this move comes at a cost for Cincinnati. Many thought the Bengals may use their 12th overall pick on a tackle, or an offensive lineman of some sort at the very least. The contract while paying Glenn top tackle money is low risk in the sense that the Bengals would not be shelling out dead cap money if they chose to move on from Glenn.

One year after letting two key offensive linemen walk in free agency, it looks like the Bengals have finally chose to bring in some extra protection for Andy Dalton, and they're paying a hefty price to do it. The team has struggled to find a solution at left tackle since Pro Bowler Andrew Whitworth departed in free agency last offseason.

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