Bengals, Cordy Glenn at odds over handling of his concussion

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On Wednesday, Bengals tackle Cordy Glenn was cleared to return from a concussion that he suffered in the preseason. But that hardly resolved the situation.

Per multiple sources, the Bengals and Glenn have been at odds regarding the concussion, its symptoms, whether he’s able to return, the need for second opinions, and how the player feels. At some point, the situation prompted the Bengals to fine Glenn $200,000 for conduct detrimental to the team.

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 was upset because he believes that the team rushed him back from his concussion.

A second-round pick of the Bills in 2012, the Bengals traded for Glenn in 2018. Last year, he started 13 of 16 regular-season games.

32 responses to “Bengals, Cordy Glenn at odds over handling of his concussion

  1. Holy heck! If a player who recently suffered a brain injury says he’s still feeling symptoms and doesn’t think he should be out on the field, then the team needs to step back and re-assess…not fine the guy 200k!!! Talk about a jerk organization- Wow!

  2. Glenn has been in a self reported concussion protocol for 8 weeks. How about you retire and give the money you signed for back.

    Definitely hasn’t earned any of it.

  3. Even if he was causing an issue, Mike Brown fined him because he was concerned about his health. With the NFL putting so much into player safety, this is a terrible look.

  4. An independent neurologist (paid jointly by NFL/NFLPA) clears a player from concussion protocol, not the team. Team had no say in Glenn coming back, so if he has any beef, it’s with that doctor and his union.

  5. This is really odd; he hasn’t played a down this year and the Bengals’ lack of a LT has been one of the many things that has killed them. Remember that he was going to be moved to guard because of them drafting Jonah Williams, but after Williams’ injury, Glenn was going to stay at LT? He didn’t play two preseason games, so this has been now the 9th week for concussion protocol (which makes me think something else is going on). Let’s be clear: the Bengals can’t clear him, only the league through their independent neurologist protocol can do it. So as I said, it’s odd. Not sure what Glenn’s endgame is here.

  6. I hope this spirals out of control and the Brown family gets blown up for endangering players and they are forced to sell the team to a real ownership group that will actually want to compete.

    I can dream, can’t I?

  7. darrenkod says:
    October 17, 2019 at 2:13 pm
    An independent neurologist (paid jointly by NFL/NFLPA) clears a player from concussion protocol, not the team. Team had no say in Glenn coming back, so if he has any beef, it’s with that doctor and his union.

    The doctors have cleared him but he keeps reporting otherwise.

  8. (9) Weeks in Concussion protocol….cleared by an independent nuerologist….this dude is still mad the Bengals drafted his replacement and planned on moving him from LT to Guard. It makes it worse that he is using concussion protocol as a cover. Cue Richard Sherman….YOU MAD BRO

  9. just another lazy ass that wants to be paid to sit on the bleachers. he is not worth a crap so cut his ass. most players are back on the field after 3 or 4 weeks. this j wad has not played since preseason and he was cleared by nfl doctors and an independent doctor of his choosing. Why don’t we just call what it really is here. they are not winning, so he would rather collect checks from the sidelines instead of earning them.

  10. specialteamsposter1 says:
    October 17, 2019 at 1:59 pm
    Holy heck! If a player who recently suffered a brain injury says he’s still feeling symptoms and doesn’t think he should be out on the field, then the team needs to step back and re-assess…not fine the guy 200k!!! Talk about a jerk organization- Wow!

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    Yeah, same jerk organization that paid Devon Still, and kept him under contract so he could have insurance, even though he couldn’t contribute anything to the team while his daughter fought cancer.

    Cordy is a bum. He’s mad they drafted a LT and we’re moving him to guard. I’d let him sit and keep dining his lazy — till you recoup the money you paid him.

  11. I wonder if there’s another injury he’s trying to conceal here. Like, one that is career threatening, but because he needs that paycheck, he’s disguising it as a concussion. If he’s forced to retire, doesn’t he have to sacrifice the remainder of the contract? I think he’s trying to stay on a roster as long as possible, and that there’s something bigger than a concussion going on.

  12. geobh, how do you think the Bengals would be with Glenn at his prime on and off the field, and with him in sulky tantrum mode?

    I’m actually asking your perspective, not trolling you! My Seahawks have had many of those frustrating, cellar-dweller seasons, and childish headcases on our team.

  13. mikebrownsucks2019 says:
    October 17, 2019 at 2:58 pm
    (9) Weeks in Concussion protocol….cleared by an independent nuerologist….this dude is still mad the Bengals drafted his replacement and planned on moving him from LT to Guard. It makes it worse that he is using concussion protocol as a cover. Cue Richard Sherman….YOU MAD BRO

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    Thank you all that pointed out it isn’t the Bengals that clear players…

  14. I am NOT a cordy glenn fan…

    … but…

    … he made the right decision getting his own doctor.

  15. Too bad. The guy is a quality tackle when healthy and motivated. Key word being “motivated”. Just one of many that get paid and then mail it in. And players wonder why big contracts aren’t handed out like candy on Halloween.

  16. Dude’s obviously just trying to work the system because he doesn’t want to play for the Bengals anymore. An all too common occurrence for Bengals fans. Just trying to get paid and traded at the same time. Lazy ass.

  17. I don’t know what the full story I was expect there will be some kind of grievance fight. The Bengals are probably the last team I’d give the benefit of the doubt to because they’re so incompetent in the front office. I think it’s probably somewhere in the middle. Either way it sounds like a bad situation and if I was the Bengals I would just move on and trade him. It sounds like what I heard is that the team has kind of isolated itself from him with the feeling that he’s not wanting to play because of the sinking season. Can’t say I really blame him but it’s not like he makes a huge difference in how terrible the roster is.

  18. He has reported having a vision issue i.e. double vision that led to the concussion diagnosis. His vision hasn’t gotten better despite the concussion healing/having not existed in the first place. It sounds like some in the front office/coaching staff are now questioning the double vision claims.

  19. Glen has been cleared from the protocol by everyone but himself. He “feels” he still has some symptoms that can only be described and not observed. Has anyone been in the protocol for 7 weeks?

    He’s scared and needs to hang up the cleats. Nothing wrong with that except you can’t expect the team to pay when you have no intentions to play.

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