Bengals suspend Cordy Glenn for one game

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Three days ago, Bengals tackle Cordy Glenn was cleared to return to practice. Today, he won’t be practicing.

The Bengals have announced that Glenn has been suspended one game.

Here’s the full text of the press release: “The Bengals today suspended OT Cordy Glenn for one game for internal disciplinary reasons. Glenn, who has been placed on the Reserve/Suspended by Club list, will not count against the team’s 53-player roster while serving the suspension. The Bengals will have no further comment regarding the suspension.”

On Wednesday, Glenn’s first day at practice since suffering a preseason concussion, tempers flared between Glenn and a member of the coaching staff. Previously, the Bengals had fined Glenn $200,000 for conduct detrimental to the team.

The problems between Glenn and the Bengals relate to the handling of his concussion, with tension regarding whether he was truly ready to return. That tension has become something more troubling for the team, which would be wise at this point to consider fielding trade offers for Glenn.

38 responses to “Bengals suspend Cordy Glenn for one game

  1. “You don’t want to play? Fine, you’re suspended! Showed you!”

    More great logic from the Bengals staff

  2. The Patriots went through something similar with Shea McClellin. In 2017 McClellin was IRed from a severe concussion suffered during the preseason. McClellin was cleared and came off of the IR and practiced for a couple of weeks, but he was still having problems. Despite New England needing help at LB, McClellin wasn’t feeling right, so they IRed him again, ending his season and later, his career.

    Concussions are not always game to game decisions, some of these brain injuries are so severe that they can end careers. I don’t get the need for Cleveland to pressure him, fine him, or suspend him. This is just stupid management.

  3. Easier to suspend a guy and save face, than admit he isn’t ready to play due to the concussion in question…

  4. If the problem did in fact stem from a disagreement about his concussion and he didn’t feel right while they were pressuring him to return to action, I’m 100% on this guys side. It usually isn’t that simple though. Either way they should trade him.

  5. Was he cleared by the team doctors? The independent neurologist? If he thought he was not over the effects, the medical people are the ones who should have addressed his concerns. Did he “self-diagnose” his ongoing symptoms but not address them with the doctors?
    I am certain the team followed the doctors recommendations to the tee.

  6. Really would like the posts written on this subject would read prior storylines on Glenn’s situation. It was a self reported concussion by Glenn. He play 10 snaps in the week 2 preseason game, where no head trauma was involved. He was then put into the NFLs 5 stage concussion protocol. They Bengals felt he was dogging the the last few stages. The must have some evidence to believe so as they allegedly have fine him $200k. Mike Brown May not be the best owner, but he is an excellent lawyer and rarely is proven wrong on legal issues. Once cleared to resume full activities Glenn erupts at one of the coaches presumably the OLine coach who may have said something to piss him off. That said, Mike Brown has a history of taking care of players ( see David Pollack, Ben Utecht, Devon Still, etc..). There’s more to this story, and only time will tell how it ends. Expect Glenn not to embrace coming back. Trade him in the offseason when he has more value. Like the Bills did in 2018.

  7. Similar situation in DC. Trent Williams, if I’ve got his name right, hasn’t played all year. It’s odd to me what sets some players off against their team to draw a line in the sand. Not enough info to take sides. Player needs to tell his side.

  8. Corey has been rumored to be saying to friends that his concussion feels like a year long paid vacation. The Bengals disagreeing has caused flareups with the relationship.

  9. This bothers me on the human level. Often times a football will lie to get back on the field, when a player is saying “you’ve cleared me but I’m not feeling 100% or still bothered” there needs to be a 3 party non biased person that can step in and make a determination. Trading him doesn’t solve the problem if he is still suffering from a concussion.

  10. Why is that none of these stories mention that there is an INDEPENDENT neurologist that clears players to return. He does not work for the team or the NFL and is chosen by the NFL & NFLPA. His issue should be with his union, not the Bengals. If he does not feel ready to play or want to play, maybe he should ask the team to put him on the Left/retired list for awhile.

  11. This bothers me on the human level. Often times a football player will lie to get back on the field, when a player is saying “you’ve cleared me but I’m not feeling 100% or still bothered” there needs to be a 3 party non biased person that can step in and make a determination. Trading him doesn’t solve the problem if he is still suffering from a concussion.

  12. Glenn hasn’t been good since joining the Bengals – and some would probably argue he hasn’t been good since signing his big deal. Suspending him seems silly since he hasn’t played for two months, but in reality, suspending him allows the Bengals to roster someone that may actually play Sunday.

    It’s hard to see this situation improving given the Bengals history – but it is interesting that Glenn reportedly yelled at Taylor to cut him. He didn’t offer to retire or threaten to quit. He wants his paid LOA.

  13. Bills fans can offer more insight on his time in Buffalo. But he has played in 18 of his last 38 games for the Bills/Bengals. I posted on another site a story about a former friend who had a white collar job and took disability leave due to back problems. His employer fired him after they sent a PI to check on his activities. He got caught playing several rounds of golf and going to a bar afterwards. Makes me think the Bengals have some sort of evidence to support their position to fine him.

  14. This dude…trade the guy. Be done with him. He has been angry since the draft. Believes he is a starting LT, which may have been true (3) years ago, but is far fetched now. He stunk up the field last year when he played. PFF ranked him as the #60 LT with a grade of 60.9 and he gave up the most QB pressures of his carreer in only 13 games. He is terrible. The concussion was self reported, after playing 10 whole snaps in the second preseason with no head trauma. He has been cleared by an Independent Nuerologist, you know a Doc not on Cincy’s payrool, who was appointed by the the players association. He refuses to play becuase he got his feelings hurt. Plesae trade the guy. The season cant get any worse.

  15. Too bad the NFL can’t force owners to sell their teams if they are not competitive for two decades.
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    While I see the logic in this comment I would miss reading about the antics of Jerrah Jones if indeed, the NFL had and exercised this power.

  16. If the players are allowed to force a trade or release by faking injuries the NFL will turn into a joke. I don’t believe a neurologist would clear Glenn to play unless he was 100 percent healthy. Why should the Bengals pay Glenn 10 Million for faking an injury? He should earn his money or retire.

  17. buffaloboys says:
    October 18, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Welcome back to the Bills, Cordy!
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    Are you out of your mind!! Glenn was injured, “supposedly” more games than he played for the Bills and when he did play he was a combination turnstile and penalty machine…..Glenn couldnt block my grandmother without holding….

  18. Don Trump says:
    October 18, 2019 at 12:33 pm
    Trading him doesn’t solve the problem if he is still suffering from a concussion.
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    He’s not suffering from a concussion. He’s been cleared by 2 doctors.
    He’s a lazy punk who wants to collect a nice salary while sitting on the bench.

  19. Imagine having to trust the Bungles with a medical issue involving your brain.

    Well run is well run. And. Poorly run is poorly run.

  20. Just read some information from the Bengals beat writer that Glenn was cleared by an independent neurologist and several other doctors. They can take extremely detailed images of your brain so it’s not exactly a guessing game. They should suspend him and keep doing it until he starts earning his 10 million.

  21. ajigel says:
    October 18, 2019 at 11:37 am
    “You don’t want to play? Fine, you’re suspended! Showed you!”

    More great logic from the Bengals staff

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    They don’t have to pay him if he’s suspended.

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