In the second-most predictable move of the Buffalo Bills offseason so far, the team is using its franchise tag on left tackle Cordy Glenn.
The news comes via NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, though it had been long talked about as the team’s plan should they not be able to come to an agreement by the March 1 deadline.
With the tag, Glenn will be owed $13.7 million this season. The team now has until July 15 to sign him to a long-term deal before both sides would have to wait until next offseason to talk contract again.
Glenn was second-round pick of the Bills in 2012. He’s turned himself into one of the best young tackles in the NFL, making it imperative for the team to lock him up for the foreseeable future.
Another team can sign Glenn to an offer sheet. Should the Bills choose not to match, they would receive two first-round picks from the team that signs him. It’s safe to say, however, that that won’t be happening.
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