Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Cordy Glenn has had a rough go of it the last couple of seasons, struggling to remain healthy. Injuries kept Glenn out of five games in 2016, and double that this past season. Prior to this, Glenn had missed just three games in his first four seasons in the league.
His inability to stay healthy, a report that at least one team was interested in acquiring the left tackle ahead of last season’s trade deadline, and his 2018 cap hit of $14.5 million (second highest on the team) could possibly lead the Bills to consider moving on from the former second-round pick.
If the Bills choose to go this route, they’ll likely look at another avenue besides free agency to fill the void. Beyond impending free agent Nate Solder of the New England Patriots, who figures to command a deal on the open market somewhere in the range of Glenn’s five-year, $60 million on a per-year basis, the free agent choices are pretty underwhelming.
Are there servicable options? Sure, but certainly there are no obvious upgrades available.
With the Bills transitioning to new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, it would seemingly benefit the team to keep Glenn, a starter on the line since 2012. After all, chemistry is extremely important to an O-line’s success.
But if not, the upcoming draft or promoting someone from the current roster are ideally better options for replacing Glenn than looking to do so through free agency.
- All-22 analysis: Glenn’s 2017 was good when he was on the field
- Bills could save a lot of cap space by trading or releasing Glenn
- Free agent replacement for Cordy Glenn limited
- Lots of depth at offensive tackle in 2018 NFL Draft
- State of the Bills roster: offensive tackle questions start with Glenn’s health
- Seahawks, Bills discussed Cordy Glenn trade in October
- Bills should have moved a tackle at trade deadline