The Cincinnati Bengals have suspended Cordy Glenn one game for internal disciplinary reasons, the team announced Friday.
Glenn, who has been placed on the Reserve/Suspended by Club list, will not count against the team’s 53-player roster while serving the suspension. One assumes this free roster spot will be used to activate cornerback Darqueze Dennard from PUP and get him into the lineup for Sunday’s matchup with the Jaguars.
The Bengals added they will have no further comment regarding the suspension.
With Glenn set to miss Sunday’s game now, the Bengals will likely go with John Jerry at left tackle again.
On Thursday, PFT reported that Glenn and the Bengals were at odds over the handling of his concussion. A confrontation occurred during Wednesday’s practice that prompted a fine of $200,000, and now a suspension.
As one source explained it to PFT, things got heated on Wednesday. Glenn and a member of the Bengals’ coaching staff argued (a witness thought at one point that it was going to turn physical), and Glenn eventually told coach Zac Taylor to just cut him.
Glenn has missed the first six games of the regular season due to a concussion suffered in Week 2 of the preseason, though he was cleared to resume fully practicing this week. It’s hard to see this relationship being repaired and Glenn remaining with the Bengals for the rest of the season, but the team will likely try to trade him for something prior to the NFL Trade Deadline in two weeks.
Of course, the two sides could try to work this out and eventually get him back into the starting lineup at left tackle, one of the biggest weaknesses on the team right now. But in a lost season, is it really worth keeping an embattled Glenn to potentially be a distraction for the rest of the team?