Cordy Glenn

Cordy Glenn (born September 18, 1989) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia. Glenn earned a 2010 All-American selection and was considered one of the best offensive guards of his class by[1] He also played for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Cordy Glenn
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Glenn with the Buffalo Bills in 2014
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1989-09-18) September 18, 1989 (age 31)
Riverdale, Georgia
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:345 lb (156 kg)
Career information
High school:Riverdale (Riverdale, Georgia)
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-SEC (2011)
  • PFW College All-American (2010)
  • CFN Freshman All-American (2008)
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Games played:97
Games started:95
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

High school careerEdit

Glenn attended Riverdale High School, where he was a two-way lineman and a teammate of Will Rackley. Regarded as a four-star recruit by, Glenn was listed as the No. 16 offensive guard prospect in the class of 2008.[2]

College careerEdit

As a true freshman, Glenn appeared in 13 games making 10 starts, and was named to College Football News′s All-Freshman First Team.

Glenn ranks tied first all-time at UGA in career starts by an offensive lineman with 50 (tied with Clint Boling), of which 28 were at left guard, 18 at left tackle and four at right guard.

Professional careerEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 5 34 in
(1.97 m)
345 lb
(156 kg)
35 34 in
(0.91 m)
10 18 in
(0.26 m)
5.15 s 5.00 s 8.13 s 23 12 in
(0.60 m)
7 ft 9 in
(2.36 m)
31 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Glenn was regarded by Frank Cooney of as the No. 2 guard available in the 2012 NFL Draft, behind David DeCastro.[3]

Buffalo Bills (2012–2018)Edit

Glenn was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the second round (41st pick overall). Glenn became the ninth player from the University of Georgia to be drafted by the Buffalo Bills.

On September 9, 2012, Glenn started at left tackle and helped block for a rushing attack in which C.J. Spiller rushed for a career-high 169 yards against the New York Jets.[4] Glenn became first Bills rookie to start at left tackle in a season opener since Glenn Parker in 1990. On September 16, 2012, Glenn and his offense did not allow a sack for the second straight week against the Kansas City Chiefs.[5] It was the second time in team history the offensive line held opponents to zero sacks in the first two games of a season. The last time was during the 1980 season. On November 11, 2012, Glenn was part of an offense that produced season bests of 481 total yards and a time of possession of 33:50 against the New England Patriots.[6] At the end of the 2012 season, Glenn started all 13 games he played.[7] Glenn was part of an offensive line that held opponents to 30 sacks (5th fewest in the AFC), while blocking for a rushing attack that averaged 138.6 yards per game. (2nd in the AFC.)

On November 3, 2013, Glenn started at left tackle for an offensive line that did not give up a sack or quarterback hit and blocked for a rushing attack that recorded a season-high 241 yards rushing against the Kansas City Chiefs.[8] At the end of the 2013 season, Glenn started all 16 games for the first time in his career.[7] Glenn blocked for just the second Bills running back duo in franchise history to exceed 800 yards a piece on the ground (Fred Jackson & C.J. Spiller).

Glenn started all 16 games for the second time in his career in 2014, and he would accomplish the feat again in the 2015 season.[7]

On May 3, 2016, Glenn agreed to terms with the Bills on a five-year contract extension worth $65 million.[9]

Glenn's 2017 season was plagued by foot and ankle injuries, only playing six games before being placed on injured reserve on December 15, 2017.[10]

Cincinnati Bengals (2018–2020)Edit

On March 12, 2018, the Bills agreed to trade Glenn, the 21st overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, and a 2018 fifth round pick to the Cincinnati Bengals in exchange for the 2018 12th overall pick and a 2018 sixth round pick.[11] The deal became official on March 14, 2018, at the start of the NFL year.[12] He was named the Bengals starting left tackle, starting 13 games, missing three due to injury.

After drafting Jonah Williams in the first round in 2019, Glenn was moved to left guard.[13] However, he was moved back to left tackle after Williams suffered a season-ending injury. On September 13, 2019, Glenn was ruled out for Week 2 after suffering a concussion during the Bengals' 2nd preseason game.[14] On October 18, 2019, he was suspended for week 7 by the Bengals for disciplinary reasons related to treatment for his concussion.[15][16] He was activated from suspension on October 21, 2019.

Glenn was released on March 13, 2020.[17]


  1. ^ "NFL Draft – 2012 OG Draft Prospects".
  2. ^ "Offensive tackles 2008". January 17, 2008.
  3. ^ "Draft positional series: Offensive tackles, guards, centers". March 31, 2012.
  4. ^ "Bills vs. Jets – Game Recap – September 9, 2012 – ESPN". Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "Chiefs vs. Bills – Box Score – September 16, 2012 – ESPN". Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "Bills vs. Patriots – Game Summary – November 11, 2012 – ESPN". Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  7. ^ a b c "Cordy Glenn". Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  8. ^ "Chiefs vs. Bills – Game Summary – November 3, 2013 – ESPN". Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  9. ^ "Source: Glenn, Bills reach 5-year, $65M extension". Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  10. ^ "Bills place LT Cordy Glenn on injured reserve". December 15, 2017.
  11. ^ Shook, Nick (March 12, 2018). "Buffalo Bills trading Cordy Glenn to Cincinnati Bengals".
  12. ^ Brown, Chris (March 14, 2018). "Trades land Bills bevy of draft assets". Archived from the original on March 16, 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  13. ^ Patra, Kevin (May 20, 2019). "Bengals moving tackle Cordy Glenn to left guard".
  14. ^ Sheeran, John (September 13, 2019). "Bengals vs. 49ers injury report: Cordy Glenn OUT; Joe Mixon a game-time call".
  15. ^ "Cordy Glenn Suspended". October 18, 2019. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  16. ^ Patra, Kevin (October 18, 2019). "Bengals suspend OT Cordy Glenn for one game". Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  17. ^ "Bengals Release Cordy Glenn". March 13, 2020. Retrieved March 13, 2020.

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