Bengals acquire Cordy Glenn in pick swap with Bills

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The Cincinnati Bengals on Monday agreed to acquire left tackle Cordy Glenn from the Buffalo Bills, according to multiple reports.

The Bills also have the No. 22 pick, acquired past year from the Chiefs when Kansas City traded up to select Patrick Mahomes. It resulted in him signing a five-year, $65 million contract with the team during the 2016 off-season. He is expected to step in as the Bengals starting left tackle this coming season.

After trading away Tyrod Taylor to the Cleveland Browns last Friday, general manager Brandon Beane made yet another trade that puts the Bills in great position for the draft.

It isn't clear how much the Colts would be able to get for the No. 3 overall pick from the Bills but it would nearly certainly include the No. 12 and No. 22 overall picks as the Bills own both.

Buffalo now holds the 12th and 22nd overall picks in the first round along with the two second rounders and a pair of third-round selections. The upside for the Bengals is that if Glenn doesn't get healthy or doesn't work out in Cincinnati, they can release him after the 2018 season without taking a cap hit. The move also clears Glenn's cap numbers of $12.45 million in 2019 and $12.7 million in 2020 for Buffalo.

Glenn will help the Bengals' biggest need on the offensive line, which was bad last season. He played 11 games in 2016 and only six a year ago.

The Bengals will inherit the final three seasons of Glenn's deal, including his $9.25 million base salary and $2 million roster bonus due next week.

As long as he's healthy, Glenn will be an instant upgrade over any tackle that the Bengals now have on the roster. He missed five games and played a career-low 657 snaps in 2016.

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