Bengals acquire Cordy Glenn in pick swap with Bills

Bengals acquire Cordy Glenn in pick swap with Bills

According to ESPN.com, the Bengals have pulled off a trade with the Bills that will send left tackle Cordy Glenn to Cincinnati.

The Bills will receive the No. 12 overall pick and the Bengals' fifth-round pick (No. 158), while the Bengals will receive the No. 21 overall pick and the Bills' sixth-round pick (No. 187). That's why they were willing to trade Tyrod Taylor for a third round pick and it's way trading Glenn to move up to 12 was appealing.

Buffalo now owns the 12th and 22nd selections in the 2018 draft. He is expected to step in as the Bengals starting left tackle this coming season. He played 11 games in 2016 and only six previous year.

Despite any concerns about Glenn's durability, he's a sensible addition for the Bengals after their offensive line was an area of weakness in 2017. Dalton was sacked a total of 39 times previous year, which was tied for the sixth-highest total of any quarterback in the NFL.

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As long as he's healthy, Glenn will be an instant upgrade over any tackle that the Bengals now have on the roster. The Bengals are dropping nine spots in the first round of the draft to acquire Glenn, which is a steep price to pay if Glenn isn't a 100 percent.

In terms of the value on the NFL Trade Value Chart, the Bills are getting roughly a mid-second round pick back for Glenn. Now he's already moving on to another team less than two years after signing that deal. A big hit that they will take is his contract, but it will be worth it if Glenn can keep defenders off of Dalton. More important to them is dumping Glenn's salary, who has a base salary of $9.25 million in 2018 with a $2 million roster bonus on top of that.

The Bills could be looking to move up and land a quarterback in this year's draft.

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