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Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin day-to-day with knee injury

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Newly acquired Buffalo Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin suffered a knee injury on Sunday afternoon against the Los Angeles Chargers that drew some serious concern.

However, an MRI earlier this week revealed that Benjamin avoided any ligament damage, keeping him in play to return this season. According to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk, head coach Sean McDermott characterized the injury as being a “day-to-day” situation moving forward.

While Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin avoided ligament damage when he hurt his knee against the Chargers last Sunday, it’s not clear what that means for his chances of being in the lineup. Coach Sean McDermott said on Wednesday that Benjamin is “day-to-day” when asked about his status for this week’s game against the Chiefs and added that Benjamin will not be practicing on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old dodged a huge bullet, as there were was some fear that it could have been an ACL tear, which would have marked the second one of his NFL career. Instead, Benjamin may miss a game or two as he recovers from the knee injury.

The Bills acquired the former first-round pick with the hopes that he could develop into one of their primary receiving threats in the passing game. He has shown success in the past with that role with the Carolina Panthers, but he has struggled to truly breakout as a legitimate No.1 wideout.

If Benjamin were to miss Sunday’s tilt against the Kansas City Chiefs, rookie Zay Jones will take his starting spot as one of the top targets in the passing game for Tyrod Taylor, who was renamed the starter earlier today.