Bills Trade Glenn; move up in draft

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

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

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). Perhaps they can pair their newly-acquired first- and third-round picks to trade up higher into the draft. Buffalo moved up to the No. 12 spot in the draft by trading the first of its two opening-round selections, 21st overall.

The 28-year-old Glenn has been Buffalo's starting left tackle since entering the National Football League as a second-round pick in 2012 but a foot injury limited him to six games last season. Glenn spent most of last on the sidelines with a nagging foot injury.

Glenn signed a five-year, $60 million contract with the Bills in May 2016, but that was before Brandon Beane became the Bills general manager and Sean McDermott became their head coach. The rookie second-round pick out of Temple was expected to compete for the starting job at right tackle. This allows the Bills to clear anywhere from four to six million dollars off their cap for 2018.

It isn't clear how much the Colts would be able to get for the No. 3 overall pick from the Bills but it would nearly certainly include the No. 12 and No. 22 overall picks as the Bills own both. Before the trade, the Bengals had over $30 million to spend this offseason, however, they only intended on spending about $15 million.

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.

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.

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