The hits keep coming for a battered and bruised Buffalo Bills team. Already dealing with a decimated secondary due to injuries, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Bills rookie CB Christian Benford fractured his hand during Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins.
#Bills CB Christian Benford suffered a fractured hand on Sunday, source said. Rough reality for the impressive rookie.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 26, 2022
The Bills are unfortunately making a case for the NFL’s most injured squad just three weeks into the season.
Benford was drafted in the sixth round out of Villanova in April’s draft. He was a training camp standout, which led him to see early action in the regular season.
Not only did Benford start in the team’s season opener, but his workload increased as injuries across the defensive backfield began to mount. He was on the field for 91 percent of the snaps in the Bills’ Week 2 win over the Tennessee Titans.
Buffalo hits the road for a Week 4 date with the Baltimore Ravens. QB Lamar Jackson leads the NFL with 10 touchdown passes and has the ability to exploit a vulnerable Bills secondary.
It’s a tall task for the Bills defense whose depth will once again be put to the test. There is no timetable on Benford’s return as of yet, but it remains a situation to monitor.Could not load the poll.
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