Kelvin Benjamin will miss his second straight game with a knee injury.
The news doesn't come as a surprise after Benjamin missed practice all week. The big-bodied receiver was injured on the first drive of the team's Week 11 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. He's played less than five quarters since being traded from Carolina to Buffalo.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Benjamin has a shot to return next week.
Tyrod Taylor will try to keep pace with Tom Brady on Sunday without Benjamin, left tackle Cordy Glenn (foot, ankle) and backup running back Mike Tolbert (hamstring). Running back LeSean McCoy is dealing with knee soreness and will not practice Friday, McDermott said. However, he's expected to be good to go for Sunday, McDermott said.
Here are other injuries we're tracking on Friday:
- Dallas Cowboys defensive back Orlando Scandrick suffered two transverse process fractures in his back and likely will miss one or more games, a source told Rapoport. Scandrick was kicked on the third play of the game Thursday against the Washington Redskins, leading to the injury. He played through it and received his diagnosis Friday.
- Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Aaron Rodgerscould practice Saturday for the first time since being placed on injured reserve because of a broken collarbone. "We're looking tomorrow to potentially practice him in a trial return. We'll determine that tomorrow," McCarthy told reporters. Rodgers has been on IR since suffering the injury in Week 6 against the Minnesota Vikings. He is eligible to return off IR in Week 15.
- Bruce Arians said running back Adrian Peterson (neck) is a game-time decision for the Arizona Cardinals. However, Arians downplayed the severity of the injury this week.
- Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Browndid not practice Friday and Saturday because of a toe injury. Rapoport says the injury is minor and Brown should be fine for Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. Brown is listed as questionable. Cornerback Joe Haden (leg), linebackers Ryan Shazier (ankle) and James Harrison (knee), tight end Vance McDonald (ankle) and safety Michael Mitchell (ankle) also didn't practice.
- Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) and running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) are both questionable for Sunday's game.
- Chicago Bears linebacker Isaiah Irving (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday. Safety Adrian Amos (hamstring) also did not practice Friday and is listed as doubtful. Safeties Deon Bush (ankle) and DeAndre Houston-Carson (ankle) and cornerback Cre'Von LeBlanc (illness) have been ruled questionable. Right guard Josh Sitton (concussion) and cornerback Bryce Callahan (knee) were limited in practice Friday and are questionable against the 49ers.
- Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Beau Allen (knee), defensive end
(groin), receiver Alshon Jeffrey (foot), center Jason Kelce (ankle) and cornerback Patrick Robinson (knee) all were full participants in practice Friday.
- Minnesota Vikings tackle Mike Remmers (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. Remmers was a limited participant in practice Wednesday and sat out Thursday and Friday. Linebacker Eric Kendricks (hip) is listed as questionable but Mike Zimmer said "he thinks" he'll play.
- New York Giants linebacker Jonathan Casillas (neck/wrist) will not play Sunday. Defensive tackle Damon Harrison (elbow) is listed as questionable. Offensive lineman Justin Pugh (back) is doubtful to play.
- Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas (heel) is officially questionable for Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, but coach Pete Carroll said he is fine and good to go. LinebackerD.J. Alexander (shoulder), offensive tackle Duane Brown (ankle), tight end Jimmy Graham (ankle) and linebacker Bobby Wagner (hamstring) also are questionable.
Running back Mike Davis, tight endLuke Willson and cornerback Shaquill Griffin are off the injury report and will play Sunday.
- New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan (shoulder) and offensive tackle Marcus Cannon (ankle) will not play against the Buffalo Bills. Defensive end Trey Flowers (rib), cornerback Eric Rowe (groin) and offensive tackle LeAdrian Waddle are questionable. Tom Brady is off the injury report after dealing with an Achilles tendon issue over the last two weeks.
- Denver Broncos guard Ronald Leary (back), quarterbackPaxton Lynch (ankle), defensive tackle Domata Peko (knee) and defensive end Derek Wolfe (neck) will not play Sunday. Linebacker Shane Ray (wrist, illness) is questionable.