The Bills only have about $14M in cap space and will need about $6m to pay their 2017 draft picks. They only have 59 players on their current roster, which they will need to expand to 90 players.
They still have lots of improvements to make (i.e. backup QB, TE, WR, DT, DE, DT, LB, LB, CB, CB, CB, S).
The team has been signing bargin-basement FAs for a reason. I would not say that the Bills have plenty of cap space at this point.
I don't think there's any doubt that Glenn will play where he's asked to play. The team would not lower his salary if they were to move him to RT.
I think the new coaching staff would be open to this idea since they are starting from scratch.
According to Spotrac your numbers are close but just a little off. They have the Bills at 9.95 million subtracting the rookie pool or 16.3 with the rookie pool.
You have listed 12 "improvements" but I see it a little differently. I think you are dead on for QB, WR, CB, CB, S, S, LB as positions that need to be upgraded. I think DT, TE, RT, and DE could be upgraded but probably won't. That leaves 7 spots that need an upgrade and they have 6 picks with 10 million dollars to fill the holes. Not in as bad of a spot as most of us thought at the start of preseason. Unfortunately I don't see a roster ready to make it over the hump but it's spring time and time for optimism!
edit: on topic I would really like to know if they have approached Glenn about this and what his response would be. I agree with others that the talent need is closing between RT and LT and it would allow for the best set of tackles imo. Groy out at RT makes me nervous as inside guys don't generally kick outside with much success.
Edited by section122, 22 March 2017 - 09:29 AM.