When Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane met with the media at the NFL Scouting Combine, they had some updates on three Bills recovering from surgery. McDermott said that wide receivers Zay Jones, Kelvin Benjamin and left tackle Cordy Glenn are all on track after various injuries held them back in 2017.
Glenn had surgery to correct a foot injury hampering him since 2015, Jones had a procedure on a torn labrum in his shoulder which he played through during his rookie year and Benjamin had a procedure on his right knee which held him out some weeks during his stint with Buffalo.
Beane said that even during the 2017 season the team was unaware of Jones’ injury and he insisted on playing through it.
“To be honest with you, we didn’t know about his shoulder,” Beane said. “He played through that. I’m sure that limited him.”
Beane was also confident that with Benjamin being 100% almost for the first time since he joined the Bills, he expects Benjamin to be a big contributor on offense in 2018.
“I know what Kelvin can do when he’s healthy,” Beane said. “He’s back to healthy now and hopefully this year he can stay injury free and I think everybody will see what his talents are.”