According to NFL.com and ESPN, a deal to move Cordy Glenn will also see the Buffalo Bills and Bengals swap first-round draft picks and exchange a fifth (going to Cincinnati) and a sixth-round pick (going to Buffalo).
Quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield are jockeying for top-10 status in Round 1, and the Bills have suddenly become a legitimate suitor as draft season kicks into high gear.
The moves help place the Bills in a position to use one of their first-round picks to draft a quarterback. Cincinnati feels that he will be healthy come 2018 and ready to make an immediate impact on an offensive line that has struggled the last two seasons resulting in 80 sacks on quarterback Andy Dalton and nearly no run game. This allows the Bills to clear anywhere from four to six million dollars off their cap for 2018. He was then placed on the season-ending injured reserve in Week 15 after being unable to play in five straight weeks before that.
The writing on the wall surrounding Glenn's future in Buffalo centered around Dion Dawkins ably filling in for him. He missed two games because of an ankle injury and three games because of a back injury in 2016. The Bengals likely are not done adding to their offensive line, as few reliable pieces other than Glenn and Clint Boling are locked in. It made Glenn expendable enough that Buffalo was willing to eat a fairly sizable amount of dead cap.
Glenn, 28, has three more years left on his contract and is owed $11.25 million in 2018, though his 2019 and 2020 salaries are non-guaranteed.