The Bills owned two first-round picks prior to the trade, the 21st and 22nd overall selections, which many draft analysts assumed they'd deal in an effort to move up for a quarterback. After missing 15 games in the past two seasons due to injury, the Bills chose to part ways with his contract.
Glenn struggled to stay on the field in 2017, making only five starts due to a nagging ankle injury.
The Bills signed Glenn to a five-year, $65 million extension after assigning him the franchise tag during the 2016 offseason.More news: Dog dies in overhead bin on flight to NY
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.
Having the 12th overall pick available to trade makes the Bills a much more enticing trade partner than they were when they held the 21st pick. The move also clears Glenn's cap numbers of $12.45 million in 2019 and $12.7 million in 2020 for Buffalo. The Cincinnati Bengals tried to prepare for the future without their Pro Bowl left tackle, Andrew Whitworth, and it would be safe to say that those plans have fallen through.
Still, adding a proven blocker such as Glenn addresses a big need for the Bengals.