The Bills have moved up the first round of this year's National Football League draft by sending Cordy Glenn and the No. 21 pick to the Bengals in exchange for the No. 12 choice, The MMQB's Albert Breer reports.
After being drafted by the Bills in the second round (41st overall) of the 2012 draft, Glenn became the team's starting left tackle and held down the position consistently until 2016.
The Bills will be sending Glenn to the Bengals, along with the 21st overall pick in the NFL Draft. According to Peter Schrager of NFL Network, the Bills give up Glenn and the 21st pick in the NFL Draft in exchange for pick No. 12 in the NFL Draft.
Glenn played just five games a year ago because of foot and ankle problems, so the Bills know how to play without him. Nathan Peterman, the team's fifth-round pick in 2017, will be the only quarterback on the roster once Taylor is officially traded.
This trade shows that the Bills are building something big for next season. Dawkins started 11 games last season as a rookie in place of Glenn.
This move gets the Bills in much better position to jump up into the top five picks of the first round and land a top quarterback. The move also clears Glenn's cap numbers of $12.45 million in 2019 and $12.7 million in 2020 for Buffalo.
Meanwhile, the Bills are set at left tackle.
"Somewhat of a frustrating year overall", Bills coach Sean McDermott said in December, adding Glenn would undergo surgery on his foot in hopes of returning to health this offseason.
According to Spotrac, Buffalo also frees up $4.85 million in salary cap space with the Glenn trade. the team now has a little over $39.7 million to spend this offseason. He missed five games and played a career-low 657 snaps in 2016.