11:51am: The Bills have formally filed the paperwork on Glenn’s non-exclusive franchise tag, making it official, per Jason la Canfora of CBSSports.com (Twitter link).
TUESDAY, 11:32am: The Bills have informed Glenn that he’ll officially be receiving the franchise tag, per Albert Breer of the NFL Network (via Twitter).
SATURDAY, 3:58pm: Arguably the top free agent left tackle, Cordy Glenn may not get the chance to gauge his worth on the open market this year.
The Bills are expected to use their franchise tag on Glenn if they cannot reach a long-term extension with the fifth-year left tackle by March 1, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.
A tag for Glenn would be worth $13.706MM, as all offensive linemen are grouped together under this format.
The 26-year-old Glenn’s been a quiet stalwart in Buffalo the past few seasons and has started 61 games since being selected in the second round in 2012. Glenn rated as Pro Football Focus’ No. 10 overall tackle and fifth-best left-edge protector last season.
The Bills have until July 15 to negotiate a long-term extension with their four-year starter. Buffalo reworked Charles Clay‘s deal and identified Leodis McKelvin and Corey Graham as players who could also restructure their contracts to create space this week, Tyler Dunne of the Buffalo News reports. But additional maneuvering could be required before the start of 2016 league year March 9 should Glenn be tagged.
Richie Incognito also looms as a free agent up front, though GM Doug Whaley has expressed confidence the team can re-sign him, along with retaining Glenn.
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