The Seattle Seahawks are still in the market for a left tackle, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, and the Buffalo Bills' Cordy Glenn is a "trade option."
The Seahawks had previously approached the Bills about Glenn, The Buffalo News confirmed earlier this month, but those talks did not amount to anything. The NFL trade deadline is 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The Bills made a big move Friday night in trading defensive tackle Marcell Dareus to Jacksonville, and previously saw General Manager Brandon Beane move out players like Sammy Watkins, Ronald Darby and Reggie Ragland. Glenn returned to the starting lineup last week and performed well in coming back from foot and ankle injuries that have held him out or limited his snaps since Week Two.
Glenn's base salary is $9 million this season, so if a team were to trade for him before the deadline it would commit more than $4 million in base salary to him for the rest of the year. The Bills would be left with $5.2 million in "dead money" by trading Glenn on this year's cap -- in addition to what they've already paid him in base salary -- and would have a $9.6 million cap charge for him in 2018.
Rapoport reported the Seahawks would be interested in including tight end Jimmy Graham as part of any trade for salary-cap purposes. Seattle has less than $2 million in cap space, so acquiring Glenn would require sending out salary. Graham, 30, has 24 catches for 230 yards and two touchdowns, averaging a career-low 9.6 yards per catch. Graham has a $10 million cap hit this season.
As for whether Graham is on the trading block, coach Pete Carroll strongly denied that to Michael Silver of the NFL Network.
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) October 29, 2017
Our take: Given Graham's age and contract status, a straight swap for Glenn wouldn't be a good deal for the Bills. If Seattle is willing to include draft-pick compensation, as well, the possibility of a deal should then be considered. If Glenn is healthy, and he's trending in that direction, he's one of the dozen or so best left tackles in the league (even if he's paid among the top five). At 28, and without any of the baggage that Dareus had, he should bring back a much bigger return than the sixth-round pick Buffalo got for Dareus.