Leodis McKelvin DB BUF 1 month ago

McKelvin (ankle) was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list Friday, the Bills' official website reports.

Leodis McKelvin DB BUF 1 month ago

McKelvin (ankle) had his protective boot removed Tuesday and took part in light workouts, the Olean Times Herald reports.

Leodis McKelvin DB BUF 8 months ago

McKelvin, who suffered a fractured ankle in Week 11 and missed the rest of the season, expects to be ready for OTA practices in the spring, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said McKelvin, "I should be 100 percent probably in a month or so. By the middle of March I should be cleared. I haven't been cleared by the doctor yet for my ankle."

While the team may play it safe and keep McKelvin limited during some of the spring and summer work, it sounds like he's going to be fine for the regular season. Rex Ryan should have a good corps of corners to work with in his first season as head coach, with Stephon Gilmore, Corey Graham, and McKelvin expected to headline the group.

Leodis McKelvin DB BUF 11 months ago

McKelvin has been placed on injured reserve due to a fractured ankle, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

There was almost no chance McKelvin was coming back, but now he's officially done for the season. It's been a rough stretch for the veteran corner, who had a costly fumble in a key loss two weeks ago against the Chiefs, guaranteed victory in this past week's loss to the Dolphins, and now has an injury that won't allow him back on the field until 2015. Corey Graham will take over the starting duties opposite Stephon Gilmore.

Leodis McKelvin DB BUF 11 months ago

McKelvin has a fractured ankle and could miss the rest of the season, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

McKelvin suffered the injury in the first half of Thursday night's loss to the Dolphins. The Bills have not confirmed anything, but McKelvin could be headed for injured reserve, leaving Nickell Robey and Corey Graham as the most likely candidates to move into McKelvin's spot in the starting lineup.

Leodis McKelvin DB BUF 11 months ago

McKelvin will not return to Thursday's game against the Bills, after suffering an ankle injury during the first half, WGR 550 reports.

With McKelvin ruled out shortly after halftime, the Bills will likely have Nickell Robey and Corey Graham take on extra snaps. McKelvin has been a surprisingly useful IDP this season, with 46 tackles (43 solo), four interceptions, eight passes defensed and a forced fumble in nine games before Thursday's contest. However, 13 of those tackles came in Week 1, and he has since produced between 3-6 tackles in each game. McKelvin recent gained headlines for "guaranteeing" a win in Thursday's game, which is taking place just four days after he lost a crucial fourth-quarter fumble on a punt return.

Leodis McKelvin DB BUF 12 months ago

McKelvin had four tackles and two interceptions in Sunday's win over Minnesota. He was on the field for 57 of the team's 64 defensive snaps, The Buffalo News reports.

McKelvin seems to have won a full-time starting job back, while being spelled only occasionally by Corey Graham as opposed to being part of a three-man rotation like he was earlier in the season. McKelvin now has 36 tackles, four picks, and five passes defensed, definitely good IDP numbers from the cornerback spot.

Leodis McKelvin DB BUF 1 year ago

Through five games, McKelvin has put up 28 total tackles, three passes defensed, two interceptions, and one forced fumble.

Those are pretty good IDP numbers for a corner, especially when you consider McKelvin is splitting time for two starting corner spots amid a group of three - himself, Stephon Gilmore, and Corey Graham. McKelvin has played really well the last few weeks and saw the field for 87 percent of the team's defensive snaps in Week 5, so he might be starting to wrest some of that time away from Graham. Through five weeks, McKelvin has seen the field for 75 percent of the defensive snaps. He's also the team's main punt returner, averaging 7.6 yards on eight returns.

Leodis McKelvin DB BUF 1 year ago

McKelvin did not get the start Sunday, and while he was rotated into the cornerback rotation, he only saw the field for a modest 42 percent of the defensive snaps, according to Joe Buscaglia of wgr550.com. McKelvin did have an interception and pass defensed to go with his three tackles.

The Bills have become enamored with veteran Corey Graham's play, and they let Graham play more than both Stephon Gilmore and McKelvin in this one. The team has good cornerback depth all around - Nickell Robey saw 86 percent of the defensive snaps as the Dolphins got behind and had to spread it out all afternoon - so McKelvin will continue to play a key role, but if he's not dominating the snaps it's going to limit his IDP usefulness. To illustrate, McKelvin had 13 tackles in Week 1 - a game where Gilmore was scratched with a groin injury - but had just the three this week when everyone was healthy.

Leodis McKelvin DB BUF 1 year ago

McKelvin totaled 13 tackles and forced a fumble in Sunday's win over the Bears.

McKelvin picks up a decent number of tackles for a cornerback, totaling 72 in 15 games last season. He appears to be pretty much recovered from offseason hip surgery, as the team did a smart job in ramping him up for the regular season. He'll see another offense that likes to throw the ball this week when the Bills take on the Dolphins.