By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist

No. 95: March 12, 2018The Bills trade Cordy Glenn, a first-round draft choice in 2018 (Billy Price), and a fifth-round draft choice in 2018 (Andrew Brown) to Cincinnati for a first-round draft choice in 2018 and a sixth-round draft choice in 2018 (Ray-Ray McCloud).

Everyone knew in the spring of 2018 that the Bills needed a quarterback. This figured to be the year to go get one, since there were several coming out of college that year. But Buffalo needed to figure out how to collect enough draft picks to make a deal possible.

General manager Brandon Beane opted to move Glenn in order to move up in the first round. Glenn had the Bills’ best blocker at times in his career. But he had a good-sized contract and been hurt in the previous two years. Dion Dawkins looked like he might be able to fill Glenn’s position, and the Bengals needed offensive line help badly.

Glenn started 13 games in Cincinnati in 2018. The Bengals’ top draft pick was part of the package that went to Tampa Bay for Josh Allen.

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Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has been involved in almost every aspect of the local sports scene for the last 40 years. He worked for WEBR Radio, the Buffalo Sabres' public relations department and The Buffalo News during that time. In that time he covered virtually every aspect of the area's sports world, from high schools to the Bills and Sabres and everything in between. Along the way, Budd served as a play-by-play announcer for the Bisons, an analyst for the Stallions, and a talk-show host. He won the National Lacrosse League's Tom Borrelli Award as the media personality of the year in 2011, and was a finalist for that same award in 2017. Budd's seventh and eighth books, one on the Transcontinental Railroad and the other about Ichiro Suzuki, are scheduled to be released in the fall.

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