Bills trade starting OT for Cincy’s No. 12 pick
The Associated Press
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Associated Press has learned the Buffalo Bills have moved up nine spots in the draft by swapping first-round picks with the Cincinnati Bengals, who also acquired high-priced left tackle Cordy Glenn as part of the trade.
The person spoke to The AP on the condition of anonymity on Monday because teams are not allowed to announce trades until the NFL’s new business year opens Wednesday.
Buffalo moved up to the No. 12 spot in the draft by trading the first of its two opening-round selections, 21st overall. The Bills also have the No. 22 pick.
Buffalo also traded its fifth-round pick (158th overall) for the Bengals’ sixth-round selection (187th) as part of the Bill’s second major trade in three days.
Hali leaving KC
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs are releasing longtime linebacker Tamba Hali, one of the franchise’s career sack leaders, a person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press.
Hali has spent his entire 12-year career in Kansas City, piling up 891/2 sacks and at one point going to five consecutive Pro Bowls. But he had become a part-time player because of balky knees the past couple of years, and spent much of this past season on the PUP list.
Smith out in Oakland
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders are releasing cornerback Sean Smith to create more salary cap room heading into free agency.
Smith was signed as a big-ticket free agent in 2016 to a four-year, $38 million deal. But he never played up to that level and the Raiders have decided to cut him instead of paying him $8.5 million this year.
So long Suh?
MIAMI — Miami is discussing releasing five-time Pro Bowl tackle Ndamukong Suh when the NFL’s new year begins Wednesday, a person familiar with the situation said Monday.
The Dolphins are also expected to release veteran linebacker Lawrence Timmons, the person said.
Suh’s release is anticipated unless he agrees to a significant contract restructuring, which is unlikely. He signed a $114 million, six-year deal with the Dolphins when he joined them in 2015, and his base salary this year would be $17 million.
He was the No. 2 overall draft pick in 2010 by the Detroit Lions.