Cordy Glenn, who has missed each of the Buffalo Bills’ last five games due to recurring foot and ankle soreness, will be placed on injured reserve, ending his 2017 season. Head coach Sean McDermott broke the news during his Friday press conference.
Glenn has battled foot and ankle soreness all season, missing plenty of time during the preseason due to the pain. He also missed Weeks 3 and 4 with the same ailment. Glenn had surgery to repair an unspecified injury in his foot and ankle area over the offseason, but he was expected to return healthy this season. That expectation was never reality. McDermott announced that Glenn will have another procedure to correct the lingering issues he’s experiencing.
Dion Dawkins, the rookie drafted by the Bills in the second round of the NFL Draft this April, has filled in for Glenn on the left side, and he will continue to do so for the remainder of the season. When asked about next year, McDermott was noncommittal about his preferred alignment of the offensive line, saying that he would play Dawkins “where he’s most comfortable, but every year is different.”
McDermott also said that he recognizes Glenn’s talent, and he also recognizes that it’s been a frustrating year for the veteran left tackle. Glenn is under contract through the 2020 season. Next year, he is due to count $14.45 million against the cap.