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Leodis McKelvin | Defensive Back

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
College: Troy
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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

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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

Bills LCB Leodis McKelvin has been diagnosed with a fractured ankle.

He'll likely miss the rest of the season, as the Bills have already used their I.R./designated for return spot on C.J. Spiller. McKelvin has been a middle-of-the-pack cover corner this season, just like he has most years since being the 11th overall pick in the 2008 draft. Corey Graham will slide into the starting lineup opposite Stephon Gilmore. McKelvin is due $4 million in 2015.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 11:54:00 AM

Bills LCB Leodis McKelvin was forced from Buffalo's Week 11 game against the Dolphins with an ankle injury.

McKelvin was initially deemed "questionable," but was ruled out after halftime. Corey Graham is in the game opposite Stephon Gilmore.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 10:26:00 PM

Bills activated LCB Leodis McKelvin from the active/PUP list.

McKelvin was placed on active/PUP earlier in the week, but won't end up missing any training camp time. He underwent offseason hip surgery and was limited in OTAs. The Bills have cleared him to return to practice.
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 05:23:00 PM

Bills placed LCB Leodis McKelvin and LB Randell Johnson on the active/PUP list.

McKelvin is recovering from offseason hip surgery. He's not expected to miss much camp, and can be activated at any time. Johnson's injury is unknown, but he missed time throughout his college career at FAU with nagging injuries.
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 05:10:00 PM

Bills LCB Leodis McKelvin is recovering from offseason hip surgery.

As is RCB Stephon Gilmore. McKelvin is sitting out team drills in OTAs, but appears on track for training camp. Going on 29 and signed through 2016, McKelvin is coming off his best season as a pro.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 01:38:00 PM

Bills LCB Leodis McKelvin (hamstring, questionable) was limited in Friday's practice.

He's expected to be a game-time decision for Week 4 against the Ravens. If McKelvin is held out, the Bills will move Aaron Williams to cornerback.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 12:17:00 PM

Bills LCB Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Week 4 against the Ravens.

McKelvin practiced on limited basis Thursday and coach Doug Marrone indicated he "has a chance" to play this week. If McKelvin can't go, Aaron Williams will start at left cornerback, with Jim Leonhard replacing him on punt returns.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 09:15:00 AM

Updating a previous item, Bills LCB Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) did not participate in Wednesday's practice.

McKelvin is dealing with a hamstring injury and is considered day-to-day. He should resume practicing Thursday.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 04:26:00 PM

Bills LCB Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

McKelvin suffered a hamstring injury in Week 3 and his status is uncertain for Sunday's game. His absence would be a major blow to Buffalo's pass defense. The Bills could be forced to start Brandon Burton, with Nickell Robey in the slot.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 01:43:00 PM

Bills LCB Leodis McKelvin left Sunday's Week 3 game with a hamstring injury and will not return.

He was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the contest, suggesting tests in the locker room showed a potentially severe injury. The Bills are also without CB Steph Gilmore (wrist surgery) and FS Jairus Byrd (plantar fasciitis).
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 05:03:00 PM

The Bills are expected to start Leodis McKelvin at left cornerback to open the season.

Unfortunately, McKelvin has been shaky enough in August that he's expected to have a short leash. Beat writer Joe Buscaglia believes Crezdon Butler could put pressure on McKelvin if he struggles early in the year. Buffalo is set at right corner (Stephon Gilmore), strong safety (Aaron Williams) and ostensibly free safety (disgruntled Jairus Byrd), but left corner is a big question mark.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 03:39:00 PM

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