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Cordy Glenn Suspended 1 Game by Bengals for 'Internal Disciplinary Reasons'

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistOctober 18, 2019

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 23:  Cordy Glenn #77 of the Cincinnati Bengals stands on the sideline during the game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals announced Friday they suspended offensive tackle Cordy Glenn for Sunday's Week 7 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars because of "internal disciplinary reasons."

Glenn suffered a concussion in August and has yet to appear in a game during the 2019 NFL season.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported the 30-year-old University of Georgia product was previously fined $200,000 for conduct detrimental to the team and got in a heated argument with a Bengals staff member Wednesday before the lineman asked head coach Zac Taylor for his release.

The tension stems from Glenn's belief the team is rushing him back from a concussion, per Florio.

Glenn, who was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the second round of the 2012 draft, was traded to the Bengals in March 2018. He made 13 appearances in his first season with Cincinnati.

The Bengals offensive line has struggled without its projected starting left tackle. Football Outsiders ranks the group 31st in run blocking and 27th in pass protection.

Taylor told reporters in early October they "still believe in the guys we have" following a 27-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 4:

"This is the first time where it felt like, 'All right, they beat us up up front a little bit.' It was for a variety of reasons. We can take the pressure off of them with the play calls and the things that we were doing. That was a one-off from what we'll see. That's not going to be the norm. That was a physical front. As the game went on, they wore us down a little bit, but I still feel confident in the guys that we have out there and that they're going to do a good job."

After facing the Jags on Sunday, the Bengals take on the Los Angeles Rams in Week 8 and have their bye in Week 9. A timetable for Glenn's return to the lineup remains unclear.

Jonah Williams, the team's first-round pick in the 2019 draft, is expected to miss the entire season with a shoulder injury, and Andre Smith missed last week's game with an ankle injury, meaning fourth-string tackle John Jerry could be forced into the lineup again Sunday.

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