Bills' Glenn to be brought back "very, very slowly"
by Joe Buscaglia,posted Aug 9 2014 6:28PM
One day removed from their second preseason game of 2014, the Buffalo Bills were greeted by positive news regarding one of their best offensive linemen. Starting left tackle Cordy Glenn, who had missed all of training camp due to an undisclosed illness, passed his physical and returned back to the active roster on Saturday.
While some are jumping through hoops and ready to put Glenn back in the lineup immediately, that isn’t necessarily the same approach as head coach Doug Marrone and the Bills. In fact, they’re using the exact opposite in bringing the left tackle back.
“We're going to take it very, very slowly. I mean, I'm talking about slow to see how he comes back, does on the first couple of days,” Marrone stressed. “We'll just do a little bit on the side, a little bit individual. You won't see him participating in any team, not for a while.Then we'll see how he responds because I really don't know.”
Glenn had been on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list until the passed physical on Saturday, and has only been able to do work on the side of practices with trainers. With the incumbent left tackle back — and not necessarily a lock to get playing time in the immediate future — some are wondering if seventh-round rookie Seantrel Henderson could move to the right side of the line.
Marrone was quick to thwart the notion.
“Cordy's not back yet,” he quickly replied to the idea of moving the rookie. “That's a long time, but, Seantrel can play left tackle in this league.”
In fact, the Bills have not yet come to a conclusion on who will be a part of the five-man offensive line to start the season. To this point the only real lock is center Eric Wood, and the tackle discussion is right there in the mix when considering all the options.
“We've got Seantrel ready, Chris Hairston has played,” said Marrone speaking about left tackle. “If Cordy comes back and he's at form, then we'll see what's the best combination of five. We're not, both [offensive line coach] Pat [Morris] and I and [offensive coordinator] Nathaniel [Hackett] and I, we haven't solidified that yet.”
Glenn was dressed in his helmet, jersey and shoulder pads along with the rest of his teammates. During his first day back, he participated in the walk-thru and indicidual portions of practice.