According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks discussed a trade that would send Cordy Glenn, Buffalo’s starting left tackle for the duration of his five-year career, to the northwestern United States. Most importantly, perhaps, La Canfora notes that the talks were not initiated by the Bills.
“The Seahawks had previously approached the Bills about their left tackle, Cordy Glenn, but those conversations largely fizzled,” writes La Canfora.
Based on the assertion that “it would take a considerable haul to land [Glenn],” it can be assumed that the Bills were asking for something that the Seahawks with which the Seahawks were unwilling to part.
Also of note from La Canfora’s report is Buffalo’s reported “plethora of tackles.” While this may be true in terms of quantity, especially with veteran Seantrel Henderson set to come off the reserve/suspended list in advance of the team’s Week 6 meeting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Glenn is clearly the cream of that crop of players. Rookie Dion Dawkins has been okay in Glenn’s place, and veteran Jordan Mills has ranged between playing terribly and poorly, but it hasn’t been good.
For Buffalo to weaken its offensive line doesn’t make much sense, unless they were to receive an offer that they could not refuse. However, general manager Brandon Beane has shown a penchant for pulling the trigger on moves that most people would otherwise consider unexpected. We’ll have to see what part of the process Glenn fits for a competitive Bills team in 2017 and beyond.