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Buffalo Bills trading Cordy Glenn to Cincinnati Bengals, per report

The Bills are moving another big contract.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills are trading Cordy Glenn to the Cincinnati Bengals, reports ESPN's Josina Anderson. In return, the Bills are moving up to pick number 12 in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, giving up number 21, and will also swap picks in the fifth and sixth rounds. Peter Schrager of FOX Sports and NFL Network was the first to report the compensation. Jay Skurski had the final details.

Bills get...

Pick number 12
Pick number 187 (sixth round)

Bengals get...

Cordy Glenn
Pick number 21
Pick number 158 (fifth round)

According to Rich Hill’s NFL Draft trade chart, this values Glenn as a low second round pick in terms of value between the 63rd and 64th overall selection. The Jimmy Johnson trade value chart puts it at roughly pick 51, halfway through the second round.

Glenn has a $2 million roster bonus due on March 18th which Buffalo will now not have to pay. Buffalo saves $4.85 million in cap space this season be trading him, plus an awful lot of actual money now and in the future. Bills fans were split nearly 50-50 in a poll asking whether to trade Glenn this offseason.

The reason Glenn is on the outs is due to his health. After playing in 16 games in three consecutive seasons, Glenn missed five games in 2016 and 10 in 2017 with and ankle/foot injury. For that very large contract, the Bills wanted more in return. Rookie Dion Dawkins played well in relief of Glenn, or else this conversation wouldn’t have even been possible.


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