Bills Benjamin Football

Buffalo Bills' NFL football player Kelvin Benjamin speak to the media in Orchard Park, N.Y., Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Benjamin is finally set to make his debut with the Bills a week after being acquired in a trade with Carolina. The Bills held out Benjamin from playing against the New York Jets on Thursday, and he's set to play on Sunday, when Buffalo (5-3) hosts New Orleans (6-2). (AP Photo/John Wawrow)

John Wawrow

Desperate for help at receiver, the Bills traded for a familiar Saints' foe at the deadline.

Now, after being inactive last Thursday night, former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is likely going to make his Buffalo debut on Sunday against New Orleans. 

"We're going to monitor as we go through the week," Bills coach Sean McDermott said. "Right now, it looks like he'll be ready to go. He's done a good job of getting himself up to speed quickly."

Benjamin obviously knows McDermott, who was the Panthers' defensive coordinator before getting the job in Buffalo. 

And the Saints know Benjamin. The big receiver caught two passes for eight yards before leaving Carolina's game against New Orleans due to injury, and he has 17 catches for 192 yards in five games against the Saints in his career overall. 

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