Monday, August 20, 2012

Rookie Cordy Glenn named Bills' starting left tackle


The Buffalo Bills have answered one of their biggest offseason questions.

Monday, Bills coach Chan Gailey announced rookie Cordy Glenn will be the team's starting left tackle. Glenn was battling with Chris Hairston, who started a handful of games at left tackle last year, for the gig.

Glenn (photo: Doug Kerr, Flickr) started at left tackle in Buffalo's first two preseason games and has gotten a majority of the first-team reps at the position thanks in part to Hairston filling at right tackle for an injured Erik Pears.

"Cordy has great ability. Ability is not the issue, it is just playing time," Gailey said, according to the team's website. "He needs as much playing time as he can get. I think if he gets playing time he has a chance to be a really good football player."

Glenn was so-so against Brian Orakpo and Jared Allen of the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings, respectively, but he did enough to earn the job.

"He has not done great against the two good pass rushers he has faced, but he has done OK," Gailey said. "I think we see a great upside with him."

Glenn, who was drafted in the second round out of Georgia, said he's made strides and improved throughout the preseason, adding that he's "still not where I need to be."

"I am just going to keep working and keep getting better," Glenn said. "Keep buying into everything that coach tells me. Just trying to help out this team."

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