The Bills’ offensive line received some great news today, as starting left tackle Cordy Glenn was removed from the non-football illness list and rejoined the team, reports Mike Rodak of ESPN (via Twitter). Glenn, a second-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, started 13 games as a rookie and all 16 games last season. The former Georgia Bulldog has experience at both tackle and guard.
While the team is excited to have their best offensive lineman back, head coach Doug Marrone was clear that Glenn will be brought along slowly, according to Rodak (via Twitter). He will not take part in team drills for a while.
The first team in warmups consisted of Glenn at left tackle, Cyril Richardson at left guard, Eric Wood at center, Kraig Urbik at right guard, and Erik Pears at right tackle (via Twitter). Guard Chris Williams is not practicing, and Seantrel Henderson, who has been filling in for Glenn, has been bumped to second team.
Henderson, who struggled with marijuana in college, was drafted in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Before that, he was one of the most highly touted high school offensive linemen in recent memory. When Glenn retakes his starting position, Rodak questions whether Henderson will be taking reps at guard or competing with Pears for the starting right tackle job (via Twitter).
Marrone would not divulge the plans for Henderson now that Glenn is back with the team, but did give the rookie a vote of confidence, saying that Henderson “can play left tackle in this league.” (via Twitter)
The Bills drafted three offensive linemen this May, and Henderson has been the most impressive, according to Rodak (via Twitter). He is a lock to make the 46-man roster, and will serve as a backup swing tackle at the very least.