Through two preseason games, the Buffalo Bills are still searching for consistency along the offensive line, and a big reason for that has been the absence of Cordy Glenn.
Glenn, Buffalo’s left tackle who has provided stability at the position while starting 72 games during his five years in Orchard Park, has been in and out of practice while battling a sore left foot.
During Wednesday’s practice, Glenn returned to the field in a limited capacity, which is good news for his prospects of playing in the season opener, Sept. 10 vs. the New York Jets at New Era Field.
Glenn addressed the media following Wednesday’s practice session and seemed confident he’ll be back in time for the opener.
“I feel good, doing a lot better,” Glenn said after returning to practice. “Trying to get ready for week one. Between me, the Bills’ medical staff and Dr. (Robert) Anderson, we all have a plan and we’re all on the same page right now. I’m just trying to get better every day, hopefully get on the field and be ready to be playing.”
The status of Glenn, who traveled to Wisconsin earlier this month to receive an injection in his foot from specialist Dr. Anderson, for this Saturday night’s preseason game in Baltimore has not been decided, though it would appear Glenn would sit out the exhibition game as he rehabs his ankle and foot.
Originally described as a day-to-day injury, Glenn’s condition has been downgraded to week-to-week. He credits the Bills medical staff and his shot administered by Dr. Anderson with maintaining his optimistic perspective.
“Yes it’s (the shot) helped, and we’re just following the plan that me, Dr. Anderson and the Bills’ medical staff have in place,” Glenn said. “We have a good plan in place, working and getting better,” Glenn said. “I know I missed a lot of practices and I missed all of the preseason games, but right now just doing everything I can to get better and help out this team.”
With Glenn out of commission, veteran Seantrel Henderson has worked as left tackle with the first team, but Henderson is suspended for the first five games of the regular season for violating the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. After seeing plenty of reps at left tackle during the spring, rookie second-round selection Dion Dawkins has been working almost exclusively at right tackle, potentially leaving third-year tackle Cameron Jefferson next in line at left tackle. Jefferson went undrafted out of the University of Arkansas.
For now, Glenn is focused on getting better and doing what he can to be with his teammates for the season opener.
“I think it’s important that I’m doing all of the things every day, and trying to get better every day,” Glenn said. “That’s really my goal right now.”