Buffalo Bills trade Cordy Glenn and move up in the first round

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Brandon Beane continues to make moves for the Buffalo Bills as the team is reportedly trading Cordy Glenn to Cincinnati, while also moving up in the draft as well.

Free agency still hasn’t officially started and the Buffalo Bills have made yet another move.

The former starting quarterback has already been sent to Cleveland, and now one of his former blockers is heading to Ohio as well.

Josina Anderson announced a trade on Twitter that may have some Bills fans excited.

Cordy Glenn is off to Cincinnati when the trade becomes official after the start of the new league year, but that is only one aspect of the deal.

Not only did the Bills clear up some salary space, but the team also moved up from pick No. 21 overall to No. 12 overall. That is in addition to the pick the team still has at No. 22 overall.

Glenn dealt with injuries in 2017 and because of that he was not able to be that consistent left tackle a team looks for when trying to get a franchise quarterback under center. With this trade likely being done to move up to select a quarterback, the team decided to make a change at the other most important position on offense.

Moving up to No. 12 overall may only be the start, as Beane could try to go even higher to put himself in a sure position to take a top quarterback. Considering this trade unloaded a player the front office didn’t want anymore, moving up to No. 12 overall isn’t necessarily the final goal.

This trade only increases the hype for the draft, and makes it clear that Beane is trying to build something special through the draft. And this is before free agency has even gotten underway.

All that draft capital allows for more moves to be made, although perhaps those come on the night of the draft after free agent signings have been made.

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2017 was a special year for Bills fans, but 2018 is already shaping up to be one filled with plenty of excitement, starting right now in March.