He was a question mark at the outset of training camp. Buffalo starting left tackle Cordy Glenn was placed on the Non-Football Illness list just days before the players had to report to St. John Fisher. No timetable was given as to when or if Glenn would be back on the practice field. On Saturday that question mark disappeared as the Bills left tackle passed his physical and is now cleared to practice.
Glenn is expected to attend the team's Saturday practice scheduled for 6 p.m.
The offensive tackle's medical condition that landed him on the non-football illness list was never disclosed. He had been working on the side with the strength and conditioning staff all through camp going through a myriad of drills and other training to maintain his stamina and strength so when he returned to the practice field he wouldn't be playing catch up.
Glenn has missed the first three weeks of training camp, but there is still a month to go before the season opener on Sept. 7. That should be more than enough time for Glenn to prepare himself for his third NFL season.
Lining up at left tackle in Glenn's absence has been rookie seventh-round pick Seantrel Henderson.
Glenn's medical clearance returns a valuable piece to Buffalo's offensive line. He's coming off his most successful season where he surrendered just a pair of sacks and committed only six penalties on 1,180 snaps in 2013 according to Pro Football Focus.
It's not clear how long the staff will want to see him in the practice setting or how extensive his workload will be initially. How soon before he's deemed fit to play in a preseason game is also unclear.
In addition to getting into "football shape" Glenn will need to continue to build chemistry with new left guard Chris Williams, who was signed in free agency this past offseason.