The offensive lineman Bengals Cordy Glenn is kicking inside to make room for the first-round pick from the team. The left veteran tackle said he was moving to the left guard on Monday. After discussing the decision with offensive line coach Jim Turner, the eight-year pro embraces the change.
“Coach Turner and I had a man-to-man conversation,” Glenn told reporters through The Athletic’s Paul Dehner.
The transfer opens the left tackle spot to select Jonah Williams for No. 11 overall. Clearly, the Bengals view the Alabama product as ready to start from the get-go on the blindside of Andy Dalton, handing over the starting left tackle gig to the rookie without any competition. The 29-year-old Glenn made offensive tackle to begin all 90 careers in the NFL. Kicking inside is not as easy as a finger snap, but the Bengals believe that the move will help get the top five blockers on the field.
“Loving his mindset,” said Glenn’s coach Zac Taylor, moving to guard, through Cincinnati Enquirer’s Fletcher Page. “He wants to do anything to help us win …. It’s helpful that in the past (in UGA college) he’s done it.”
After being traded from Buffalo last year, Glenn fought in his first season in Cincy. Now, with a move to guard, he is trying to rejuvenate his career.