The Buffalo Bills are using their franchise tag on offensive tackle Cordy Glenn, the team announced on Tuesday.
Glenn, 26, was the 41st overall selection in 2012 by the Bills and has started 61 games in his career, including every game of the past three seasons. He is regarded as one of the top left tackles in the league and will receive a one-year, fully guaranteed offer of $13.71 million. The two sides will be able to continue negotiating a long-term contract.
ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports that the Bills will release defensive end Mario Williams.
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The Bills finished third in the AFC East at 8–8 last season, which was Rex Ryan’s first as head coach.