The Buffalo Bills (6-5) are preparing to face the New England Patriots (9-2) at 1 p.m. Sunday at New Era Field, and it’s looking more certain that Tyrod Taylor will not have the services of wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin when the team welcomes the Patriots to Orchard Park.
During a media session Wednesday, Benjamin told the press that he doesn’t think he will play vs. the Patriots, but he is feeling better as he deals with a torn meniscus in his right knee.
Benjamin ran through some ladder drills at practice Wednesday but did not participate. He said “it’s up to the team” whether he plays vs. the Patriots, but that he “definitely” will be back in action this year for the Bills.
First-year head coach Sean McDermott has listed Benjamin as day-to-day with his injury.
Several other Bills were held out of Wednesday’s session: Left tackle Cordy Glenn (foot/ankle), guard John Miller (ankle), tight end Nick O’Leary (back), Mike Tolbert (hamstring), and defensive end Eddie Yarbrough (undisclosed).
Tight end Charles Clay (knee) and wide receiver Jordan Mathews (knee) were limited at practice with their injuries.
Miller, O’Leary, Tolbert, and Yarbrough are listed as day-to-day.
Glenn, who had previously been listed as day-to-day with his injury, had his status changed by McDermott, who said the team has no timeline for Glenn’s return to action. Glenn has sat out the team’s last three games, but McDermott has not ruled him out for the rest of the season.
"He continues to work through it," McDermott said of Glenn.