Coming into Saturday, the Buffalo Bills had 4 pass-catching weapons listed as questionable. Unfortunately, the biggest of the group has been downgraded to out as the Bills prepare to face the Kansas City Chiefs in a tough road game.
Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, acquired from the Carolina Panthers on October 31, has been ruled out due to a knee injury he suffered while catching his first and only target last week against the Los Angeles Chargers. Although Benjamin gained 20 yards on the strike from quarterback Nathan Peterman, he was hit in his right knee as he planted. The knee bent backward awkwardly, and while the team ruled out any serious long-term injury, Benjamin clearly isn’t ready to go this weekend.
Benjamin joins running back/fullback Mike Tolbert (hamstring), left tackle Cordy Glenn (foot/ankle), and guard John Miller (ankle) on Buffalo’s inactive list for Sunday. Three other top pass-catching options for quarterback Tyrod Taylor are currently listed as questionable: tight end Charles Clay (knee), wide receiver Jordan Matthews (knee), and wide receiver Deonte Thompson (hamstring).
With Benjamin set to miss the game, all three of those “questionable” players just became even more important than they already were. The Bills and Chiefs kick off at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday at 1 o’clock Eastern.