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CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 26: The offensive line of the Cincinnati Bengals against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 26: The offensive line of the Cincinnati Bengals against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /
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Glenn’s knee injury gives me concern that it’ll pop back up. Should I and other Bengals fans be concerned about it?

I think the Cordy Glenn trade was excellent for the Bengals without having to give up too much to get a good left tackle. When healthy, keyword, Glenn is among the top tackles in the league. He will be an immediate upgrade at Dalton’s blindside and just had to move back nine spots in the first round to get him and then moving up later in the draft.

Another part of this deal that I like is not only is he paid less than what you would pay a lineman in free agency at that caliber, the team can get out of the contract following 2018 without a problem. There are no penalties after year one or two to drop Glenn making it almost no risk with taking on his contract. Fans are still nervous about his last two seasons suffering injuries after not missing any games in his first few years with the Bills.

Obviously, the Bengals wouldn’t have made this trade if they didn’t believe that Glenn would be ready to come in and make an impact this season. Since losing Andrew Whitworth the Bengals left tackle position has been an absolute nightmare. This trade allows the team to work on the rest of the offensive line and not have to worry about the left tackle at least for right now. With the easy out on his contract, I’m not too worried about injuries.

-Answered by Travis Steffen

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