Instant analysis: Eagles work out free agent offensive tackle

NFL: AUG 15 Preseason – Bengals at Redskins
LANDOVER, MD – AUGUST 15: Cincinnati Bengals tackle Cordy Glenn (77) during the NFL preseason game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Washington Redskins on August 15, 2019, at FedEx Field in Landover, MD. (Photo by Lee Coleman/Icon Sportswire)

With roster cuts well underway, the Eagles are still actively seeking for ways to strengthen their roster. Perhaps the most obvious way of doing so right now would be to solidify the left tackle position. The good news is, Howie Roseman looks keen on doing so.

The team worked out veteran tackle Cordy Glenn today, a 30-year-old who has spent most of his time in Buffalo outside of his recent two-year stretch in Cincinnati. According to PFF, Glenn ranked 36th out of 89 tackles last year, allowing 4 sacks and garnering a 68.4 grade – which is about as serviceable as one could hope for as a backup/fringe starter.

There are a few things worth noting with Glenn. The first being that due to the COVID situation, it remains highly unclear as to whether or not the Eagles will be able to bring him onboard in conjunction with the current roster cuts that need to be completed by tomorrow at 4PM EST. This may well be a move that’s completed in early stages of next week if the Birds do intend on signing him.

Glenn also suffered a concussion last year and was actually suspended in week 7 due to the treatment process. The Eagles were clearly not happy when Kamu Grugier-Hill lied about his concussion that season and I’m not sure if Glenn would fit the team’s mold.

Signing him, however, would enable them to do one of two things.

  1. Move Jason Peters to LT and have a serviceable backup
  2. Start Glenn at LT, leave Peters at RG (probably behind Pryor)

Either way, the signing would make sense. Glenn wouldn’t need to be impeccable for the Eagles…although there’s being thrown to the Lions and then there’s facing Chase Young in week one.

The Eagles need to make the decision that gives them the most confidence heading into week 1. If that’s paying Jason Peters, sometimes it’s better to cut your nose to spite your face.

Photo by Lee Coleman/Icon Sportswire