Buffalo Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is listed as questionable after being limited in practice all week but according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the wideout thinks he has a shot to play today.
“Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin, listed as questionable with a knee injury, is hopeful to play today, source said,” Rapoport tweeted at 4:03 a.m. Sunday. “The team has been confident all week he would do so.”
Benjamin initially injured his knee against the Los Angeles Chargers on November 19th when he took a direct shot to the front of his leg making a reception early in the game. He missed the rest of the game an a couple weeks before returning to make some huge catches - including a touchdown grab - a week ago in the Snowvertime win against the Indianapolis Colts.
In that snowy game, Benjamin took himself out several times throughout the afternoon as he was dealing with the pain in his sore knee. If we see Benjamin at all, even if he’s limited like he was last week, it will be a boost to the receiving corps who is down in flux and missing Jordan Matthews.
In any case, with Nathan Peterman out and WR Joe Webb serving as the team’s only backup quarterback, it would be wise to dress Brandon Reilly today for his first NFL game in the event Benjamin can’t stay in the game.