May 312012

Leodis McKelvin is a former 1st round pick of the Buffalo Bills, going 11th overall in 2008. However, he has yet to live up to his billing and the regime that drafted him is gone. The Bills have used premium picks on cornerbacks in each of the last 2 years, taking Aaron Williams in the 2nd round in 2011 and taking Stephon Gilmore in the 1st round in 2012, so it was fair to wonder if McKelvin, a free agent after this season, was done in Buffalo.

However, now it appears that McKelvin will be staying on the Bills’ roster. McKelvin is practicing with the 1st team in OTAs. Though Aaron Williams will probably surpass him on the depth chart and start opposite Stephon Gilmore, McKelvin appears to have the inside track to be the #3 cornerback this season.

The Bills already cut one cornerback, Drayon Florence, this offseason, which is more reason to think they’ll keep McKelvin. His other competition for a roster spot is veteran Terrence McGee, 4th round pick rookie Ron Brooks and 2011 7th round pick Justin Rogers. It appears he’ll stay on the roster. It’s still unclear if he’ll resign with the team after the season when he’s a free agent.

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