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Source: Bills LT Cordy Glenn should return in time to start season opener

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The Buffalo Bills should have their franchise left tackle back in time for the season opener, a team source informed The Buffalo News.

Cordy Glenn has missed the first week of training camp with a mystery illness and isn't expected back soon.

But the source insisted he would be "shocked" if Glenn didn't play in at least one preseason game and start at left tackle when the Bills begin the regular season Sept. 7 at the Chicago Bears. The source would not say why Glenn has been sidelined.

Bills coach Doug Marrone and General Manager Doug Whaley have declined to elaborate on Glenn's problem because it's a personal matter.

Glenn is on the non-football illness list. He can be activated as soon as doctors clear him.

A sign the Bills aren't in crisis mode at left tackle is their reluctance to acquire veteran help such as free-agent Eric Winston. Rookie tackle Seantrel Henderson, a wild card with a checkered past that caused him to plummet into the seventh round, has held down the fort quite well so far.

Glenn, the 41st overall draft choice in 2012, started every game last year.

Analytics site ProFootballFocus.com rated him the NFL's 11th-best full-time left tackle. PFF charted him for only two sacks allowed and five quarterback hits.

  • norton20

    Cordy is a very key player. It will be a relief if he is ok.

  • Tyler Durden

    Cordy is AWESOME. Good to hear his health is not in serious jeopardy.

  • keithsmustache

    According to Marrone, he has not heard any update on Cordy. This info might not be true.

  • nofuntown

    just hope he's ok

  • bilfan67

    Might be an STD

  • Paul Kawalerski

    If this was true that would be great news. But, a source saying "He" would be surprised if Cordy did not play at least one pre-season games does not invoke a lot of confidence. Let's hope "He" is right.

  • Rick C

    I think he has the same affliction that hit Bruce Smith every July: T. C. otherwise known as Training Campitis. It always resolves itself by the end of August.

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Vic Carucci returned to The Buffalo News as a Bills beat reporter in September. Carucci covered the Bills for 17 years before joining NFL.com as a columnist in 1999. Prior to rejoining The News, he spent three years as a senior editor for the Cleveland Browns.

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida.