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Cordy Glenn contract is Buffalo Bills' top priority, per report

The draft may slow things up for a bit, but the two sides have until July 15 to negotiate a long-term deal

Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports published an article on Tuesday afternoon outlining the status of contract negotiations for the NFL's current franchise-tagged players. The report included an update on the situation between the Buffalo Bills and left tackle Cordy Glenn, and if you're hoping to see the Bills lock Glenn up long-term, you're likely to be encouraged by what Robinson is hearing.

"The Bills have moved Glenn's new deal to the top of their list of priorities," Robinson writes. He'd later add: "... the Bills see him as an ascending cornerstone in the franchise, and they'll ultimately pay him like it. This will be a tough negotiation that might take a while."

Robinson also notes that the contract signed by Indianapolis Colts left tackle Anthony Castonzo last September, which averages roughly $11 million annually, will likely serve as the baseline for the deal that the Bills and Glenn ultimately agree to. (Back in January, our own Tom Mitchell went to great lengths to make that same point while projecting what Glenn's next contract might look like.)

Glenn, who turns 27 in September, has started 61 out of a possible 64 games in his four-year career, and hasn't missed any time since a three-game stretch in his rookie season of 2012. Once the Bills wrap up their 2016 NFL Draft efforts in just a bit over two weeks' time, they'll have a little over two months with which to hammer out a deal with their top offensive lineman by the July 15 deadline.