Cordy Glenn‘s second season as a Bengal has yet to begin, due to his weeks-long battle with a concussion. But the veteran left tackle has been cleared to return to practice, per Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic (on Twitter). However, matters do not appear to be going smoothly here.
Glenn and the Bengals are not in lock step on the team’s handling of his concussion, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports. The need for additional medical opinions and whether or not Glenn can return to game action have been points of contention for the team and the 30-year-old blocker. Ultimately, Glenn believes the Bengals are rushing him back from this concussion, Florio notes. This situation escalated midweek.
An altercation spawned between Glenn and a member of the Bengals’ coaching staff, according to Florio, who adds the eighth-year veteran told first-year HC Zac Taylor to cut him. The Bengals have fined Glenn $200K for conduct detrimental to the team.
Taylor said earlier this month he expected Glenn to play this season. Cincinnati’s 2018 trade acquisition has been sidelined since late August with a head injury. Still on the contract he and the Bills agreed to in 2016, Glenn is signed through the 2021 season.
Glenn started 13 games for the Bengals last season. They moved him to guard briefly, to accommodate first-round pick Jonah Williams, but quickly backtracked on that after Williams’ offseason injury. The Bengals have experienced rampant trouble on their offensive line this season. They have operated at nowhere close to full strength and stand to continue to do so.
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