Taiwan Jones out for the yearIt was an ugly injury. Late in the game on Buffalo's first onsides kick attempt, Taiwan Jones in an effort to get to the football was in a nasty collision and broke his arm. His season is over as a result.
"Taiwan is going to be out for the year," said head coach Sean McDermott. "He broke his left arm in the game and as you saw was in a lot of pain. He's going to be out for the season at this point."
Now with just LeSean McCoy and Mike Tolbert as the only primary ball carriers on the roster, McDermott said he and GM Brandon Beane have already been in conversations as to the type of back they want to acquire to fit the demands of the running back position and special teams ability.
A running back who has been on and off the roster the last couple of weeks is Joe Banyard, who would seem to be a strong consideration once Jones is moved to injured reserve.
Meanwhile Zay Jones, who suffered a right leg injury, is still being assessed for his injury.
"He's still going through the evaluation right now," said Jones. "He was walking around the facility (Friday) so we'll just see how that goes," said McDermott.
Clay and Gaines looking good for Saints gameThe news is positive for two starters who are on the mend. Tight end Charles Clay and cornerback E.J. Gaines are both looking good to return to the lineup in Week 10.
"They've made a tremendous amount of progress," said McDermott. "They've done some good things. Charles worked out (Thursday) night so they're both heading in the right direction."
Clay worked out before the Jets game with a bulky brace on his left knee, but was moving well. He's now almost a month removed from a knee scope.
Gaines is working his way back from a hamstring injury suffered in the win over Oakland.
Benjamin working playbook, should play vs. SaintsNewest Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin did not dress for the Thursday night game, but if things go according to plan he'll be in uniform to face the Saints in Week 10.
While most of the team heads out of town for a weekend off, Benjamin is staying at One Bills Drive to nail down the offensive playbook.
"He's going to stick around here," McDermott confirmed. "He's already been in the playbook and he's working hard he wants to be around through the weekend and get up to speed as quickly as possible."
Benjamin will be working with receivers coach Phil McGeoghan, who did a great job of preparing Deonte Thompson just a couple of weeks ago.
McDermott said if Benjamin comes along as expected, he'll be dressed for the Nov. 12th game at New Era Field.
"That's what we anticipate," he said. "If everything goes as planned that's what we anticipate. We'll just take it one game at a time right now."
While with the Panthers, Benjamin faced the Saints in Week 3 and was targeted just twice in the game making a pair of receptions for eight yards.