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Buffalo Bills officially franchise Cordy Glenn

Buffalo officially placed the franchise tag on Cordy Glenn.

The franchise tag was officially placed on Cordy Glenn on Tuesday. The move was expected by the Buffalo Bills.

Yesterday, the NFL officially released franchise tag figures and Glenn will cost the Bills $13.7 million in 2016. For the time being, this amount will be charged to Buffalo's salary cap. However, the team has until July 15th to sign Glenn to a long-term deal that can reduce his cap hit figure for the upcoming season.

Doug Whaley has stated his desire to keep Buffalo's offensive line together and franchising Glenn is the first step to that plan. That said, Glenn was given the non-exclusive franchise tag. That still allows other teams to negotiate with the left tackle and even sign him to an offer sheet. If Glenn were signed to an offer sheet, the Buffalo Bills could match the offer or receive two first round picks as compension for the left tackle. 


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