BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have agreed to a five-year contract extension with starting left tackle Cordy Glenn.

The Bills announced the deal Tuesday evening, about an hour after Glenn's representatives, Sports Trust Advisors, revealed the agreement had been reached on its Twitter account.

The new contract replaces the $13.7 million franchise tag Glenn signed in March. The Bills placed the franchise designation on Glenn in March to retain his rights and prevent him from entering free agency.

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Glenn was selected in the second round of the 2012 draft out of Georgia, and has started 61 games for Buffalo. Last year, he was part of a line that helped Buffalo lead the league with 2,432 yards rushing.

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