The Buffalo Bills have said repeatedly they will do everything in their power to retain both left tackle Cordy Glenn and left guard Richie Incognito this offseason. With the latest report, it would be a guarantee that the Bills won’t lose him for nothing.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Bills will use the franchise tag on Glenn if they are unable to come to a long-term deal by the March 1 deadline. By doing so, and if Glenn signs the tag, he would be in line to make a fully guaranteed $13.7 million.
Speaking with the media on Thursday, general manager Doug Whaley said that they wouldn’t rule out any option, including the franchise tag, in the effort to keep Glenn on the roster. The Bills are already battling staying under the salary cap, and freed up some room by the restructure of tight end Charles Clay’s contract.
That would leave Incognito as the biggest remaining question mark in the march towards free agency. The two sides have until March 9 at 4 pm to come to an agreement before the guard is officially allowed to sign with another team.
Glenn, 26, has started at left tackle for the Bills since he was drafted by the team in 2012.