This trade turns out just to be a draft pick swap for the Bills, and according to Peter Schrager from the NFL Network, the Bengals swap first-round picks, and trade their sixth-round pick for Buffalo's fifth-round pick. The second-round pick played well in place of Glenn, cementing himself as Buffalo's left tackle of the present and future.
This move certainly looks as if the Bills are looking to draft their franchise quarterback after trading Tyrod Taylor to Cleveland for a third-round pick. It limits the team's options in free agency, but shores up the team's biggest issue.
Another day, more trades in the NFL.
Cincinnati will pick up the existing contract with Glenn paying him $11,250,000 in 2018. ESPN's Dan Graziano reports that the Bills will send their first 5th round pick (158 overall) to Cincinnati for the Bengals' 6th rounder (187 overall). Monday they traded him to the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Bills have been at the center of high-profile trades for the past several months now going back to last season when they dealt Sammy Watkins. Perhaps they'll stay put and utilize this selection on a quarterback. Many thought the Bengals may use their 12th overall pick on a tackle, or an offensive lineman of some sort at the very least. 21 and 22) were worth only enough to move to No. 7 under a conventional draft trade value chart. What the Bengals hoped would be a replacement for tackle Andrew Whitworth who was let walk in free agency turnout out to be a bust.
The 28-year-old Glenn, at 6 feet 6 inches and 345 pounds, has carved out a nice career for himself in the National Football League since finishing his time at Georgia.