March 04, 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills starting left tackle Cordy Glenn wasted little time signing the team's $13.7 million franchise tender.

Glenn's representatives, Sports Trust Advisors, announced the signing on the agency's Twitter account on Friday.

''It's official!'' read the posting, which was accompanied by a photo of a smiling Glenn sitting at a table with a pen in hand above a number of sheets of paper.

The signing came three days after the Bills designated him as their franchise player. The move by the Bills retained their rights to Glenn before NFL free-agency opens Wednesday.

Though Glenn signed the tender, the two sides have until July 15 to negotiate a long-term contract.

Glenn was selected in the second round of the 2012 draft out of Georgia, and has started 61 games for Buffalo. Last year, he was part of a line that helped Buffalo lead the league with 2,432 yards rushing.

General manager Doug Whaley referred to re-signing Glenn as one of his top offseason priorities. Another is re-signing offensive guard Richie Incognito, who is expected to attract lucrative offers after completing his one season in Buffalo.

The Bills took a calculated risk in signing Incognito a year ago after the player missed nearly 15 months for being a central figure in the Miami Dolphins' bullying scandal during the 2014 season.

Whaley told Buffalo's WGR-Radio on Thursday that the team is ''working diligently'' in reaching a deal with Incognito, but cautioned that ''the negotiation process can never be clear cut.''

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