Kelvin Benjamin doesn't expect to play Sunday against the New England Patriots, but the Buffalo Bills' wide receiver believes he'll take the field again in 2017.
Benjamin spoke to reporters for the first time Wednesday since suffering a torn meniscus in his right knee against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11.
"It's up to the team," he said about the possibility of playing against New England. "I don’t really think so, but I’m feeling better."
Benjamin, who previously tore the ACL in his left knee while with the Carolina Panthers, said he initially feared he had suffered the same injury, but was encouraged that he walked off the field against the Chargers.
"I’m definitely going to be back out there before the season is over," he said.
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The injury news isn't as promising for left tackle Cordy Glenn, who didn't practice again Wednesday and doesn't look to be any closer to returning to the lineup. Coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday the team does not have a timetable on when – or if – Glenn will return, which is a departure from the "day to day" designation he had previously used.
Glenn hasn't played since Buffalo's Week 9 loss to the New York Jets.
"I don’t know. I’m not going to go there," McDermott said when asked if Glenn's season might be in jeopardy. "It’s still up in the air at this point. I do think he’s getting better. It’s really more so kind of status quo at the present time until we know more today and tomorrow."
Benjamin and Glenn were joined as non-participants in practice Wednesday by running back Mike Tolbert (hamstring), defensive end Eddie Yarbrough (chest), tight end Nick O'Leary (back) and guard John Miller (ankle). Wide receiver Jordan Matthews (knee) and tight end Charles Clay (knee) were limited participants.
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The Bills made a change to their practice squad earlier in the week, signing cornerback Lorenzo Doss and releasing offensive lineman Will Pericak. Doss was released last week by the Denver Broncos. A fifth-round pick by Denver in 2015, he has played in 15 career games.
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Safety Colt Anderson is eligible to come off the injured reserve list this week, but McDermott said the Bills haven't made any decision on that yet.
"He's still working through the rehab process at this time," the coach said.
Anderson has been out since breaking his arm in a Week 4 win at Atlanta. The Bills have just four players on injured reserve, with Anderson being the only realistic candidate to return at some point this season.