Reports: Bills move up to No. 12 pick, deal T Cordy Glenn to Bengals, apparently eyeing QB

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The Buffalo Bills’ wheeling and dealing offseason continued on Monday, as they reportedly made a big move up the draft board by trading left tackle Cordy Glenn to the Cincinnati Bengals.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Bills sent Glenn along with the 21st pick in the first round to Cincinnati in exchange for the 12th pick in the first round of the upcoming NFL draft. The Bills also sent the Bengals a fifth-round pick with a sixth-round pick coming back in return.

The deal is an apparent move for Buffalo to position itself for one of the several quarterbacks expected to be taken in the first round of the draft. The Bills dealt Tyrod Taylor, who played in the team’s first playoff game since 1999, to the Browns on Friday and are in obvious need of a quarterback.

The Bills have traded QB Tyrod Taylor (R) and now Cordy Glenn as they look to shake up their offense. (Getty)
The Bills have traded QB Tyrod Taylor (R) and now Cordy Glenn as they look to shake up their offense. (Getty)

Glenn, a second-round pick in 2012, started at left tackle for the Bills since his rookie season. A foot injury has limited the 28-year-old to 16 starts in the last two seasons.

The Bills now have the 12th and 22nd (from Kansas City) picks in the first round, as well as the 53rd and 56th (from Rams) picks in the second round and may not be done dealing as they look to land their quarterback of the future.

The move further solidifies a change in direction from general manager Brandon Beane, who took over last spring and inherited Taylor and Glenn.

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