Leodis McKelvin DB PHI 2 months ago

McKelvin agreed to a two-year contract with the Eagles, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 11th overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft, McKelvin was a bit of a late bloomer at cornerback, but he mostly played well when he was healthy the past few seasons. The Bills are set with Ronald Darby and Stephen Gilmore as their corner duo of the future, whereas the Eagles have far less certainty at the position. McKelvin turns 31 in September and will likely compete for a starting job. He's also a capable return man and possibly even a candidate to play safety.

Leodis McKelvin DB PHI 2 months ago

McKelvin was released by the Bills on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McKelvin, who has spent the first eight years of his career in Buffalo, will now become a free agent. He missed the first seven games of last season as he recovered from a broken ankle. In nine games he logged 32 tackles and two interceptions. The 30-year-old has been a starter throughout his career with the Bills and should attract some attention in the free agency.

Leodis McKelvin DB PHI 3 months ago

McKelvin, who missed the first seven games of the season as he recovered from a broken ankle the previous season, ended up playing in nine games for the Bills. He logged 32 tackles and two interceptions.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McKelvin didn't seem to miss a beat when he returned. Even though rookie Ronald Darby has taken over the No. 2 cornerback spot across from Stephon Gilmore - quite capably - McKelvin was an important midseason addition given that he was able to serve as a safety given all kinds of injuries. McKelvin also started at cornerback once Gilmore was lost for the final four weeks with a shoulder injury. With Gilmore and Darby back for another season, McKelvin - assuming the Bills keep him and his high salary - may have to serve as the versatile backup in 2016.

Leodis McKelvin DB PHI 5 months ago

McKelvin's teammate Stephon Gilmore has been placed on injured reserve due to a shoulder injury.

Competitive Edge Analysis

That means McKelvin, who saw action on all 77 of the team's defensive snaps Sunday at Philadelphia, should finish the season as the starting cornerback opposite Ronald Darby. McKelvin put up five tackles and had his first interception of the season in the loss, and should be fairly productive the rest of the way now that he's healthy and has resumed a starting role.

Leodis McKelvin DB PHI 5 months ago

With Stephon Gilmore being ruled out of Sunday's game due to a shoulder injury, McKelvin is expected to take his place as the starting cornerback.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McKelvin, a cornerback his entire career, has been getting time at safety ever since he returned from injury in Week 9. While he sees the field often, he's also shared the free safety spot with Baccari Rambo and hasn't seen more than 47 defensive snaps yet. That number should go up this week, while the Eagles may even look his way with some regularity - not because he can't handle the spot but because the starter across from him, Ronald Darby, is having a fantastic rookie season.

Leodis McKelvin DB PHI 5 months ago

McKelvin (illness) practiced Saturday and was removed from the Bills' injury report.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This comes as no surprise, as McKelvin was just dealing with a minor illness during the week. He will add depth to the Bills' secondary Monday night against the Patriots.

Leodis McKelvin DB PHI 6 months ago

McKelvin missed a second straight day of practice Friday due to illness, though coach Rex Ryan expects the veteran to play Monday against the Patriots, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It must be just a routine sickness McKelvin is working through, and it would then make sense the Bills would want to keep him away from his teammates. We'll see if he's able to practice Saturday, when the Bills will release their final injury report.

Leodis McKelvin DB PHI 6 months ago

McKelvin missed Thursday's practice due to an illness.

Competitive Edge Analysis

We assume McKelvin will be fine for Monday's game in New England, and the extra day before playing certainly can't hurt. McKelvin is getting the most play at free safety since returning from an ankle injury in Week 9, yet he's not being used as a clear-cut starter either. McKelvin, who's carved out a decent career in Buffalo, is often remembered for blowing a potential major upset in New England several years ago when he made an ill-advised attempt to return a kick when the game was sealed, so perhaps he'll be able to do something this coming Monday to further erase that memory.

Leodis McKelvin DB PHI 6 months ago

McKelvin (ankle), who was activated from the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list Saturday, played in 68 percent of the defensive snaps during Sunday's win over Miami.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Coach Rex Ryan loved the work that McKelvin - normally a corner - put forth at safety, and he saw more playing time than any other safety besides starting strong safety Corey Graham. McKelvin had six tackles and one passed defensed, and there's a chance he could take over as the starting free safety until Aaron Williams potentially returns in December. He may have done that already.

Leodis McKelvin DB PHI 6 months ago

The Bills activated McKelvin (ankle) from the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list Saturday, Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 Buffalo reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McKelvin has finally recovered from the broken ankle he suffered last season, and will return to action this week. He will not jump into the starting lineup, but will improve the Bills' depth in the defensive backfield and figures to be used in formations with extra defensive backs.