Bengals and left tackle Cordy Glenn are at odds over the team’s handling of his concussion according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.com.
Per Florio, the sides are at loggerheads “regarding the concussion, its symptoms, whether he’s able to return, the need for second opinions, and how the player feels.” The Bengals have apparently fined Glenn $200,000 for conduct detrimental to the team, while things reportedly “got heated” 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 head coach Zac Taylor to just cut him.
Much like Trent Williams in Washington, Glenn believes the Bengals have mishandled the situation. He has yet to play in 2019 after suffering the concussion in the preseason and, although he was cleared to resume practicing on Wednesday, it is safe to say he will not take the field for the Week 7 game against the Jaguars.
A second-round pick of the Bills in 2012 out of Georgia, the Bengals traded for Glenn in 2018 and he suited up for 13 out of 16 games last season at left tackle. It should be noted that an independent neurologist (paid jointly by NFL/NFLPA) clears a player from concussion protocol, not the team or the player. Whatever owner/GM Mike Brown’s reasoning for fining Glenn are, it is a terrible look for a league supposedly emphasizing player safety.
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