The Buffalo Bills say nothing has changed in regards to Cordy Glenn.
That means the team is hopeful of getting their franchise left tackle back in the lineup soon.
"We’re just optimistic for Cordy to get back on the field," coach Sean McDermott said Friday. "That’s the reports the doctors have given us, and Cordy feels good. Like I said the other day, he’s in good spirits and we’re moving in the right direction."
As evidenced by the struggles of replacement Seantrel Henderson on Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles, the sooner the better in that regard. Should Glenn have a setback, though, here are five free agents the Bills might want to consider if they look outside the organization for help:
• Branden Albert: A two-time Pro Bowler, Albert retired from the Jacksonville Jaguars last month, only to announced shortly thereafter he had a change of heart and wanted to keep playing. That didn't happen with the Jaguars, who released him a week ago. Albert's price tag could be a sticking point, but he would give the Bills an experienced option who knows the AFC East after spending the last three years. Would Albert be more open to joining the Bills as a Rochester native?
• King Dunlap: The 31-year-old was released earlier this offseason by the Los Angeles Chargers. Durability has been a concern as Dunlap has missed 14 games over the past two years. When healthy, though, he's been a serviceable option who could be a short-term fix for the Bills.
• Ryan Clady: The Bills would have to convince the 31-year-old former member of the Broncos and Jets to come out of retirement. Clady has been even more injury prone than Dunlap, playing in just 27 of 64 games the past four seasons. He announced his retirement Aug. 1. Like Albert, he has a familiarity with the AFC East from his time with New York.
• Jake Long: The former No. 1 overall pick of the Miami Dolphins has dealt with injuries – detecting a trend here? – but is a four-time Pro Bowler who was recently released by Minnesota. He announced his retirement in April, so he'd also have to be talked into changing his mind.
• Will Beatty: The 32-year-old has played 88 career games, all with the New York Giants, with 63 starts. That included six games in 2016.