Cordy Glenn has been feuding with Cincinnati’s management and has yet to play a snap yet this year. He suffered a concussion in preseason and was not happy with how the team handled the injury. If the relationship doesn’t get mended quickly, the two sides should both want a trade before the October 29 deadline.
1. Cleveland Browns
Trading within the division is always tricky, but the Browns have made it known that they want to address their offensive line. They will likely make some offers for Trent Williams. If they can’t acquire Williams, they could make a play for Glenn.
John Dorsey came into Cleveland wanting to turn all of their draft picks into good players. He has built a good team, but has neglected the offensive line. Dorsey may need to give up some draft picks now to help build the offensive line. If they have any playoff aspirations still left, they need to go after an offensive lineman. Glenn is versatile enough to play tackle or guard, so the Browns can move him around to help fit their needs.
2. Seattle Seahawks
For years now, the Seahawks have not adequately focused on their offensive line. They still somehow ranked first in the NFL in rushing offense last season. So far this season though, they have been unable to find the same success. They rank ninth in rushing offense. As for Russell Wilson, it is a good thing he can elude pressure.
The Seahawks have already traded for Jadeveon Clowney this season. They would have to give up more draft capital to get Glenn, but it would be worth it. They are in a fight in the NFC West, which features two other solid teams. For the Seahawks to take the NFC West away from the 49ers and the Rams, they’ll need to control the line of scrimmage.
3. Carolina Panthers
The Panthers have two decent tackles this season, but could shuffle the line and acquire Glenn to make their offense better. They have to protect Kyle Allen, or Cam Newton if he comes back from injury. Christian McCaffrey has played well despite the line not being very strong, and he could do even better with Glenn in front of him.
Carolina has a chance to make the playoffs out of the NFC South or a wildcard team. The Saints sit ahead of them in the division, but it should be a competitive battle down the stretch. It will be tough in the NFC, so for the Panthers to make the playoffs, a shakeup might be needed.
4. Houston Texans
Houston already acquired Laremy Tunsil this season to play left tackle. The rest of the line still isn’t very good though and the team should put more effort into protecting their franchise quarterback, Deshaun Watson. The Texans may be behind the Colts for the AFC South, but they have been one of the few AFC teams this year that look like they have a shot of competing.
The problem with the Texans acquiring Glenn is they have already given up some of their draft picks. They gave up a first-round pick for Laremy Tunsil. After acquiring a third-round pick for Jadeveon Clowney, the team traded it to the Raiders for Gareon Conley. It is hard to give up any more of the future of the franchise, but if the Texans think they have a chance to compete, they should go for it.
5. Chicago Bears
Mitchell Trubisky isn’t playing well this season, but there isn’t much the Bears can do to improve the position during the season. They may elect to upgrade a different position in order to help Trubisky. Their offensive line could use some upgrades. Chicago ranks 25th in rushing yards per game and it isn’t all on the running backs. Giving Trubisky a running game might be the best the Bears can do.
Glenn can play left tackle for the Bears. Chicago can move players around to accommodate him on the offensive line. With a tough NFC North, the Bears need to make moves if they want to make the playoffs again.