The Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals made a massive trade Monday that sent offensive tackle Cordy Glenn and the 21st pick from Buffalo to Cincinnati for the 12th overall selection. Perhaps they can pair their newly-acquired first- and third-round picks to trade up higher into the draft. The Bills now own the 12th and 22nd pick in the first round this year. Beane has made six trades in the past year and is reshaping the entire franchise while also racking up draft picks. The team is now on the hook for the remainder of the five-year, $65 million extension Glenn signed with the Bills in 2016. 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.
Glenn gives the Bengals an immediate upgrade at left tackle, though this move comes at a cost for Cincinnati.
Rumours have circulated that the Bills are looking to trade for Denver's fifth overall pick, in order to have a strong chance of drafting one of the best QBs available. 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. As a rookie, Dawkins proved more than capable of filling that role. If the teams finalize the deal by Sunday, the Bills will save $4.85 million against the 2018 cap, according to the Buffalo News .
Reportedly, the Bengals will assume all of Glenn's current contract.
On a day in which many were focused on National Football League free agency tampering beginning, the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals were hard at work in building their own futures. He missed five games and played a career-low 657 snaps in 2016.