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Leodis McKelvin | Defensive Back

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
College: Troy
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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. Nov 21 - 11:09 AM

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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.
Nov 7 - 10:48 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.
Nov 2 - 1:17 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.
Oct 21 - 10:26 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
Oct 15 - 9:18 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.
Sep 4 - 1:56 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.
Aug 31 - 1:26 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.
Aug 15 - 3:29 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.
Aug 6 - 4:01 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.
Aug 1 - 12:32 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.
Jul 30 - 11:15 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.
Jun 27 - 12:02 PM

Bills CB Leodis McKelvin (ankle) remains on track for training camp.

McKelvin is expected to miss Buffalo’s entire offseason program. His camp status has never been in doubt. McKelvin's starting job, on the other hand, is questionable after the Bills selected Ronald Darby in the second round.
May 15 - 7:10 PM

Bills LCB Leodis McKelvin (broken ankle) is expected to be ready for training camp.

McKelvin has yet to be cleared for OTAs, but should be ready well in advance of late July's camp. Heading into his age-30 campaign, McKelvin was having an up-and-down year before going down last season.
Apr 6 - 1:51 PM

Bills placed LCB Leodis McKelvin on injured reserve with a fractured ankle, ending his season.

Corey Graham will take over McKelvin's position on the perimeter, with Nickell Robey at slot corner and Steph Gilmore at RCB. It's not a downgrade, as Graham has been Buffalo's most consistent cover man all year. McKelvin has a boatload of talent, but has never fully realized it. We do suspect he'll be kept at an affordable rate of just under $4 million in 2015 salary and bonuses.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 01:28:00 PM

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