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Leodis McKelvin | Defensive Back | #21

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
College: Troy
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (11) / BUF
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Eagles signed CB Leodis McKelvin, formerly of the Bills, to a two-year, $6.2 million contract.
McKelvin was limited to sub-packages for the Bills down the stretch last season, and finished with just 404 snaps. Although he can play both inside and out, and the Eagles are completely remaking their secondary, McKelvin will probably be No. 3 or 4 on the depth chart for 2016. It's worth noting that he's reuniting with DC Jim Schwartz, who coordinated the Bills' defense in 2014. Injury limited McKelvin to 10 games and 551 snaps that season, though he picked off four passes. Mar 8 - 3:28 PM

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Free agent CB Leodis McKelvin is visiting the Eagles and Cowboys.

He's trekking to Philadelphia first. McKelvin was limited to reserve duties for much of 2015, but both the Eagles and Cowboys have holes in the secondary. Although he's going on 31, McKelvin could still have a major role in either city.
Mar 8 - 1:15 PM

Bills released CB Leodis McKelvin.

Another expected move out of Buffalo. The cap-strapped Bills save $3.9 million against the cap with McKelvin's release. The No. 11 overall pick of the 2008 draft, McKelvin spent his first eight years in Buffalo, but the 30-year-old was relegated to backup duties for much of last season. McKelvin hasn't played a full 16-game season since 2011. In a weak cornerback market, he shouldn't struggle for another chance.
Mar 4 - 12:31 PM

Bills DB Leodis McKelvin (illness) was back at practice Saturday.

He should be able to play Monday night. McKelvin has been playing as a sub-package corner since returning from the NFI list two weeks ago.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 11:09:00 AM

Bills activated DB Leodis McKelvin off the non-football injury list.

McKelvin will take Percy Harvin's roster spot after the receiver was placed on season-ending injured reserve Saturday. McKelvin has played corner his entire career, but the Bills are reportedly kicking around the idea of him filling in at safety. Rookie Ronald Darby has Wally Pipped McKelvin at corner.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 10:48:00 AM

Bills coach Rex Ryan said DB Leodis McKelvin (ankle, NFI) will be activated this week.

McKelvin has played corner exclusively in the NFL, but the emergence of rookie Ronald Darby has the Bills considering moving McKelvin to safety. Buffalo's safety corps is already missing Aaron Williams, and Corey Graham did not practice Monday.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 01:17:00 PM

Bills CB Leodis McKelvin (ankle, NFI) resumed practicing Wednesday.

He's eligible to return at any time. By practicing Wednesday, it starts a 21-day clock where McKelvin will either have to be activated (highly likely) or shut down for the remainder of the season. With rookie Ronald Darby playing lights-out at left corner opposite Stephon Gilmore, McKelvin will be a sub-package player.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 10:26:00 AM

Bills LCB Leodis McKelvin (NFI, ankle) is expected to resume practicing next week.

McKelvin is eligible to return Week 7 against the Jaguars in London. He is expected to travel with the team to London, and he could be active for the game. It is unclear how big of a role McKelvin will have once returning. Second-round rookie Ronald Darby has played exceptionally in McKelvin's place.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 09:18:00 AM

Bills placed LCB Leodis McKelvin (ankle) on the reserve/NFI list.

McKelvin is expected to be ready before Week 7, so he should return when first eligible. McKelvin fractured his ankle last November, and had a setback early in the summer. Second-rounder Ronald Darby is holding down the fort opposite Stephon Gilmore in McKelvin's absence.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 01:56:00 PM

Bills CB Leodis McKelvin (ankle) remains in a walking boot.

McKelvin is looking more and more likely to revert to the reserve/NFI list, which would cost him the first six games of the season.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 01:26:00 PM

ESPN Bills reporter Mike Rodak expects CB Leodis McKelvin (ankle) to open the season on the reserve/PUP list.

McKelvin had a setback last month that reportedly needed surgery. His Week 1 status is in doubt, and McKelvin could miss the first six games if he's placed on PUP. Rookie Ronald Darby will continue to start opposite Stephon Gilmore.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 03:29:00 PM

Bills coach Rex Ryan admits CB Leodis McKelvin (ankle) may not be ready for Week 1.

Ryan also revealed McKelvin "may have" had surgery after suffering a setback last month. We interpret "may have" as a definitive yes. "I can’t tell you if it’s going to be the first game, but it’s a significant injury," Ryan said. "He will play this season. It’s just when he’s going to be available I’m not that sure." Ronald Darby has been running with the 1s in McKelvin's absence.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 04:01:00 PM

Bills coach Rex Ryan admitted CB Leodis McKelvin (ankle) suffered a setback.

McKelvin was expected to be ready for camp, but he opened on the active/PUP list and was spotted Saturday riding a golf cart and scooter around practice. Rookie Ronald Darby is working with the first-team in place of McKelvin and would be the Week 1 starter if McKelvin is forced to miss significant time.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 12:32:00 PM

Bills placed CB Leodis McKelvin (ankle) on the active/PUP list.

McKelvin was expected to be ready for camp after breaking his ankle last November, but is apparently still healing up. There's little reason to doubt McKelvin's Week 1 status, but it's surprising he's still not ready to go.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 11:15:00 PM

Bills CB Leodis McKelvin (ankle) is expected to start opposite Stephon Gilmore.

Second-round pick Ronald Darby could push McKelvin, but will probably settle into a sub-package role. A broken ankle limited McKelvin to 10 games last season, but the seven-year veteran thrived two years ago in a defense very similar to the one new coach Rex Ryan will install. McKelvin is a candidate for a bounce-back season.
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 12:02:00 PM

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