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Seantrel Henderson replaces Cordy Glenn (illness) as Bills' left tackle

The ultra-talented Seantrel Henderson has yet another golden opportunity sitting in front of him now that he'll be the Bills' first-team left tackle to open camp with starter Cordy Glenn sidelined.

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Buffalo Bills GM Doug Whaley did not take long to confirm which player will be replacing Cordy Glenn as the first-team left tackle when training camp practices begin tomorrow evening: it'll be rookie seventh-round pick Seantrel Henderson.

"He's a talented guy," Whaley said Friday night on The John Murphy Show. "We feel that, again, if he didn’t have those demons, he would have been probably in the first round. We’re excited to see him translate that to the field. With Cordy being out, he's going to be our starting left tackle right now."

Glenn, as we discussed yesterday, is currently on the Active/Non-Football Illness list. Whaley called him "day-to-day" while remaining vague about when, exactly, he might return to the lineup. Ideally, Glenn will be back in the lineup soon, but the Bills give off the vibe that they're making plans to be without him for a while.

Henderson, once a top recruit coming out of high school, fell all the way down into the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft thanks to a mediocre college career filled with off-field issues, including multiple suspensions and a failed drug test at the Combine. Still, he is a 6'7", 331-pound athlete with rare movement skills, and he has a tremendous opportunity sitting in front of him now that he'll be exposed to first-team work.

"We know his demons off the field, and we think he’s got a hold of those things," Whaley told Murphy on Friday night.