Bills trade Cordy Glenn to Cincinnati to move up in 1st round

Report Bengals plan to spend only $15M in free agency

Report Bengals plan to spend only $15M in free agency

The Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills have reached agreement on a trade that will send offensive tackle Cordy Glenn to the Bengals, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

As part of the trade, the Bengals and Bills agreed to swap first-round picks, with Buffalo receiving the No. 12 overall selection and Cincinnati receiving No. 21 overall, a source confirmed to ESPN. Cincy also received Buffalo's fifth-round pick in exchange for the Bengals' sixth-round selection.

The trade means that the Bengals will now be on the hook for what's left of Glenn's five-year, $60 million deal that he signed back in May 2016.

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.

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This move gets the Bills in much better position to jump up into the top five picks of the first round and land a top quarterback. 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. He only played six games this past season due to injury.

Meanwhile, the Bengals have acquired a talented offensive lineman that can stabilize the left side of the offensive line on Pro Bowl quarterback Andy Dalton's blind side. Adding one or more of their second- or third-round picks to the deal could push Buffalo higher in the order. Dawkins started 11 games last season as a rookie in place of Glenn. A big hit that they will take is his contract, but it will be worth it if Glenn can keep defenders off of Dalton.

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.

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