Buffalo Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn was surprisingly placed on the non-football injury list about a week ago, and rookie Seantrel Henderson has been taking first-team reps at left tackle with fellow rookie Cyrus Kouandjio, who will likely start at right tackle, working on the right side. Glenn’s illness is starting to sound more severe with each passing day, thanks to vague comments made by GM Doug Whaley and head coach Doug Marrone over the past week.
According to WGR 550’s Joe Buscaglia, Marrone stated that he couldn’t give any details about Glenn’s illness, which he calls a “medical issue”, and didn’t exactly give off a tone of optimism. When asked for details he said, “I don’t know that. It’s a medical condition. I’m preparing to go on as if he’s not playing, which he’s not. I’m just waiting for the doctors, and I can’t speak about the condition because it’s something that happened outside of football.”
At least center Eric Wood sounded optimistic when talking about the team’s star left tackle, as he stated Glenn will “be back” after the illness. That said, it would be more re-assuring to hear something from the Bills GM or head coach, but Marrone wouldn’t even answer a question about whether or not he was fearing the worst. Hopefully Glenn can be ready for Week 1 and doesn’t have a serious illness, but we’re pretty much on the edge of our seats until we hear something concrete. At this point, it’s a complete guessing game, which makes things pretty uncomfortable.