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Leodis McKelvin

Leodis McKelvin - #21 - CB

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 185 lbs.
Birthday 09/04/1985
Birthplace Waycross, GA
College Troy
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 1st round, 11th pick by Bills

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
20 0 1

Five minutes with a legend: Jim Kelly

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
Mike Beacom catches up with Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly and finds out how Kelly stays competitive, what he thinks of social networking and why former teammate Andre Reed should join him in Canton.

Bills sign LB Ayodele, place LB Mitchell on I.R.

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
The Bills announced Friday that they have signed free-agent LB Akin Ayodele and placed LB Kawika Mitchell on injured reserve.

Gailey names Spiller as Bills' starting back

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Head coach Chan Gailey has named rookie RB C.J. Spiller for the Bills in their Week One matchup with the Dolphins.

Bills' Jackson expected to play in opener

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
He won't be starting in the season opener, but Bills RB Fred Jackson will play in the game, head coach Chan Gailey said Wednesday.

Bills waive TE Schouman, sign rookie to practice squad

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
The Bills waived veteran TE Derek Schouman Wednesday.

Bills sign TE Martin, OG Urbik

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
The Bills announced Sunday that the team has signed free-agent TE David Martin and was awarded OG Kraig Urbik off waivers from the Steelers.

WR Hardy among 19 Bills released

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
The Bills announced the release of 19 players, including former second-round WR James Hardy.

Bills' offseason moves paying off

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 2:08 p.m. ET
Neither move was especially popular at the time, but the hiring of head coach Chan Gailey and the drafting of C.J. Spiller may have been the right ones for the Bills.

Bills RB Lynch cleared to play in preseason finale

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 2:08 p.m. ET
After hurting his ankle in the Bills' first preseason game against Washington, RB Marshawn Lynch has been cleared to play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Lions.

Searching for QB help next year?

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm identifies the teams that are most likely to seek QB help before the 2011 season begins a year from now.

Key injuries once again plaguing Bills

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
Just a year after being the league's most injured team, the Bills are already dealing with a slew of key ailments.

Average value of NFL teams decreases

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
In Forbes magazine's annual ranking of NFL team values released Wednesday, the average value for NFL teams fell two percent.

Responding to hecklers makes Gailey look small

Posted Aug. 25, 2010 @ 9:49 a.m. ET
Bills head coach Chan Gailey told players not to sign autographs for fans heckling QB Trent Edwards at practice Tuesday.

Bills help ailing TE corps, sign Foschi

Posted Aug. 23, 2010 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
Buffalo helped it's injury-riddled TE group by signing four-year veteran J.P. Foschi.

Bills bombarded by injuries once again

Posted Aug. 22, 2010 @ 11:12 p.m. ET
One year after they were possibly the most injured team in the NFL, the Bills are once again dealing with a slew of injuries as the 2010 season approaches.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 09, 2013
A person familiar with the negotiations says the Buffalo Bills have reached an agreement to re-sign McKelvin to a four-year contract worth a little over $20 million.||||||| McKelvin is Buffalo's 2008 first-round draft pick, who was eligible to become a free agent on Tuesday. He was used mostly as a third cornerback last year, when he finished with one interception in 13 games, including four starts. Overall, he has six interceptions in 64 career games, with only 33 starts. McKelvin has made a bigger impact on special teams having scored four touchdowns returning kickoffs and punts, including two last year.
Posted Dec. 20, 2012
Bills cornerback and return specialist Leodis McKelvin has been placed on injured reserve because of a groin injury.||||||| McKelvin is a former first-round pick in the final year of his contract and eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. He set franchise records for punt return yards with 431 this year, giving him the career record at 637. He has taken two punts back for touchdowns this season as well.
Posted Nov. 22, 2012
McKelvin acknowledges he was wrong and will not dispute a $75 fine for failing to follow a crew member's orders during a flight to Buffalo.||||||| McKelvin said Thursday that he was ticketed for refusing to turn off his cellphone and failing to buckle his seatbelt while traveling from New York City on Tuesday. He says he's apologized and intends to pay the fine. Buffalo's 2008 first-round draft pick adds he should've known better and did what he was told.
Posted Dec. 01, 2011
McKelvin returned to practice Thursday after hurting his ribs in a 28-24 loss to the Jets last weekend.||||||| Coach Chan Gailey is optimistic McKelvin will play as the Bills (5-6) attempt to snap a four-game skid.
Posted Oct. 01, 2009
McKelvin was placed on injured reserve Thursday.||||||| McKelvin was considered expendable because there was no clear timetable on when he could return after breaking his leg in the first half of a 27-7 loss to New Orleans on Sunday. The 2008 first-round draft pick becomes the seventh Bills player to be placed on injured reserve this season, and joins starting right tackle Brad Butler and starting tight end Derek Schouman, who were placed on the list last week after both sustained knee injuries.

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