BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Cordy Glenn has become one of the NFL’s top-paid left tackles after agreeing to a five-year, $65 million contract extension with the Buffalo Bills.
The Bills announced the deal Tuesday evening, about an hour after Glenn’s representatives, Sports Trust Advisors, said on its Twitter account that an agreement had been reached.
A person familiar with the contract revealed the contract’s worth to The Associated Press, and spoke on the condition of anonymity because neither side provided that figure.
By total value, Glenn’s contract ranks fourth among left tackles according to Spotrac.com. Dallas Cowboys Tyron Smith tops the list with an eight-year deal worth $97.6 million.
Glenn’s new contract replaces the $13.7 million franchise tag he signed in March. The Bills placed the designation on Glennto retain his rights and prevent him from entering free agency.
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.
Center Eric Wood and left guard Richie Incognito were among several Bills players to congratulate Glenn in messages on their Twitter accounts.
“You earned it brother!” Woods wrote
“Much deserved!” added Incognito.
Buffalo’s starting offensive line is set to return mostly intact after the team re-signed Incognito to a three-year, $15 million in March.
The only question mark is right tackle Seantrel Henderson, who was diagnosed last season with Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease. General manager Doug Whaley and coach Rex Ryan were unable to provide updates on Henderson’s status over the past month.