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Nov 17: 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.

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Nov 14: 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.

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Nov 13: 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.

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Oct 7: 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.

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Sep 15: McKelvin didn't 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. However, McKelvin did have an interception and pass defended 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 three this week when everyone was healthy.

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Sep 9: 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.

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Sep 1: Coach Doug Marrone says McKelvin (hip/groin) is close to 100 percent and should be a go for this week's opener in Chicago, Joe Buscaglia of WGR Radio reports. McKelvin, who had offseason hip surgery, was able to play a decent amount in the preseason, and it looks like the team's schedule to ramp him up for Week 1 worked out well. He'll likely start at one cornerback spot, while Stephon Gilmore starts across from him and Corey Graham serves as a capable and experienced No. 3 guy.

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Aug 25: McKelvin (hip/groin) was able to play in his first preseason game Saturday against Tampa Bay and came through fine, BuffaloBills.com reports. The veteran also practiced Monday. McKelvin might play a few series in the preseason finale this week against the Lions, and appears set to start at corner to begin the season, opposite Stephon Gilmore.

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Aug 20: McKelvin (hip) left Wednesday practice with a groin injury, ESPN.com reports. McKelvin has missed both of the Bills' preseason games thus far, as he gradually returns from offseason hip surgery. The cornerback competed in both 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills in practice earlier this week, but apparently needed to exit Wednesday's session early with a groin issue. With McKelvin previously slated to see minimal action in Buffalo's remaining two exhibition contests, news of another ailment could limit him further.

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Aug 19: McKelvin (hip), who did not play in Saturday's preseason loss at Pittsburgh, was able to participate in both 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills during Monday's practice, BuffaloBills.com reports. He'll probably play a little over the last two preseason games, and there seems to be little chance that McKelvin would be at risk for Week 1 of the regular season, where he'll start at corner opposite Stephon Gilmore.

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Aug 14: McKelvin, coming back from offseason hip surgery, is starting to do some team work and continues to be eased back into action, BuffaloBills.com reports. The plan is to ramp up McKelvin for the regular season, where he's expected to start across from Stephon Gilmore as the second cornerback. When and if he needs a breather, Corey Graham looks to be the third corner, plus the Bills have a pretty capable group behind the top three.

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Aug 8: McKelvin will miss Friday's preseason opener against the Panthers, Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 reports. McKelvin is still recovering from offseason hip surgery, and will skip the first preseason game as a result. It's unclear how long the team plans to sit McKelvin, but the injury shouldn't prevent him from playing at the start of the regular season.

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Jul 27: McKelvin has been held out of team drills the past three days, but only as a precaution, since he's coming off offseason hip surgery, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said coach Doug Marrone, "We just rested him and are making sure. Again, he's coming off of an injury from the offseason and we're just going to work his way back in here. Leodis has something that I admire. When he gets back in there, he's going to go 110 percent every single time. We just want to make sure that we back him off a little bit. We're in camp for awhile, so we're just being smart." McKelvin should be fine and is slotted to be the No. 2 cornerback this season opposite Stephon Gilmore. With Corey Graham and Nickell Robey behind those two, the Bills have the makings of a strong cornerback unit.

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Jul 19: McKelvin (hip) was activated from the Active/PUP list and cleared for practice Saturday. McKelvin was placed on the list Wednesday, so his inclusion at that point was evidently of a very precautionary nature. Although he'll be given a limited workload to start with in Buffalo's training camp practices, beginning Sunday, his regular season availability seems safe at this point.

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Jul 16: McKelvin (hip) was placed on the active/PUP list on Wednesday, ESPN reports. McKelvin was limited during OTA's after undergoing a minor hip procedure this offseason. Nonetheless, he's not expected to miss much of training camp and can be activated at any time. Once healthy, McKelvin figures to start opposite Stephon Gilmore (hip) at cornerback this season.

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Jun 10: McKelvin has been limited in team work during OTAs as he recovers from minor offseason hip surgery, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said the veteran cornerback, "We'll pretty much just wait until training camp. We'll probably do a lot of the same as what we did today with red zone work and work our way back in there. You never know there may be a couple of reps where we want to try open field, but we'll see how it goes." McKelvin should be fine by the time things get serious later in the summer. He's expected to start at one of the corners along with Stephen Gilmore, a group that looks pretty strong with Corey Graham and Nickell Robey backing them up.

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