Cincinnati Bengals reportedly trade for OT Cordy Glenn from Buffalo Bills

The Bills will still own nine picks in the NFL Draft once the expected trades of Tyrod Taylor to the Cleveland Browns and Cordy Glenn to the Cincinnati Bengals become official with the start of the league year on Wednesday.

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. "The move also clears Glenn's cap numbers of $12.45 million in 2019 and $12.7 million in 2020 for Buffalo".

The move shakes up not just NFL free agency, but the entire outlook of the 2018 NFL Draft. Cincy also received Buffalo's fifth-round pick in exchange for the Bengals' sixth-round selection.

And they may have to, considering that they do not now have much available at quarterback after they traded their starter, Tyrod Taylor, to the Cleveland Browns for the top pick in the third round. He was limited to six games past year because of an injury to his left foot that eventually required surgery.

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. It eventually led to the Bills placing him on season-ending injured reserve on December 15th.

Glenn has three-years remaining on his contract.

As for Ogbuehi? The former first-round pick's role now appears to be depth on the offensive line.

Last summer, Glenn missed a significant portion of training camp and the preseason because of a lingering foot and ankle injury. The Cincinnati Bengals tried to prepare for the future without their Pro Bowl left tackle, Andrew Whitworth, and it would be safe to say that those plans have fallen through.

Vanessa Coleman