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BDC 3/11: Bills Agree to Terms with McKelvin

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on March 11, 2013 – 9:46 am

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DAILY REPORT
–The Buffalo Bills announced Saturday that the team has agreed to terms to re-sign CB Leodis McKelvin. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. McKelvin holds the franchise record for punt return average with a 16.33 mark (39 for 637 yards) with three touchdowns and has returned 91 kickoffs for 2,407 yards (26.5 average) and one touchdown in his career.

–Beginning at 12:00 midnight ET on Saturday, March 9 and ending at 3:59:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 12, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2012 Player Contracts at 4:00 p.m. ET on March 12. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m. ET on March 12. NFL Communications provides an outline of the new three-day negotiating period prior to the start of free agency and more via 2013 NFL Free Agency Questions and Answers 

PHOTO OF THE DAY
Leodis
CB/KR Leodis McKelvin led the NFL with an 18.7 punt return average (23 for 431 yards) in 2012 and became the first player in team history to return two punts for a touchdown in a single season.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
CB Leodis McKlevin
On his play during the 2012 season:
“I feel like I went out there and played to the best of my ability, I put everything out there for whatever I did. I did everything, I played gunner, I did returns, I played corner, I played nickel, everything they asked me to do. I’m just striving to get better and better.”

DAILY LINKS

Buffalo News-McKelvin signing signals starting spot in secondary for Bills

Buffalo News-Bills to go free agent shopping Tuesday

Buffalo News-Ex-Bill Saimes dies at age 71

Buffalo News-Bills let Levitre hit the open market

Rochester D&C-NFL free agents a difficult commodity to judge

Associated Press-Bills agree to re-sign CB McKelvin to 4-year deal

Associated Press-Former Buffalo Bills star Saimes dies at 71

Corning Leader-Who is on the Bills’ wish list for Tuesday’s feeding frenzy?

Canton Repository-Football great George Saimes was always humble, true to his roots

Canton Repository-Canton native, former pro football star George Saimes dies at 71

Detroit Free Press-Former Michigan State star George Saimes dead at 71

Stuart News-South Fork grad McIntyre testing NFL free agent market

BuffaloBills.com-CB McKelvin agrees to terms with Bills

BuffaloBills.com-Saimes an ever-present safety

BuffaloBills.com-Bill Polian on weighing WR: free agency vs. draft

Audio/Video/Photo Clip 

BuffaloBills.com
AFL Focus: George Saimes
Adam Schefter: Fitzpatrick Will be a Bill in 2013
C.J. Spiller Says He is Ready to be a Leader
The John Murphy Show March 8
Bills Focus: Defensive Free Agency Preview
Bills Bracketology: (8) Spiller TD Run vs. Arizona
Bills Bracketology: (7) Chandler TD vs. Patriots
Bills Bracketology: (6) Williams Sack vs. KC
Bills Bracketology: (5) Jones TD vs. New England
Bills Bracketology: (4) McKelvin Return vs. Miami
Bills Bracketology: (3) Spiller TD run vs. NY Jets
Bills Bracketology: (2) Byrd INT vs. Miami
Bills Bracketology: (1) Johnson Catch vs. Seattle

WGR 550
Bills re-sign Leodis McKelvin
Possible Bills Targets: LB Bart Scott
Possible Bills Targets: S Jim Leonhard
Buscaglia: 2013 NFL Mock Draft #1
3/8 The League’s Steve Rannazzisi talks out his show, Ryan Fitzpatrick and performing at Helium
Joe Buscaglia’s First Mock NFL Draft is Up

WKBW
Bills Re-Sign McKelvin
McKelvin Negotiating with Bills

WIVB
Bills reach deal with McKelvin

WGRZ
Take 2: Bills Free Agency Preview
Bills Agree to Terms with McKelvin

WHAM
Former Buffalo Bills star Saimes dies at 72

WROC
Bills re-sign McKelvin

WHEC
AP Source: Bills reach deal to re-sign CB McKelvin

Additional Clips

Inside The Bills
S Moore’s deal help with Byrd?, Browns talking to LB Ellerbe, Browns talking to LB Ellerbe, 4 teams named as Levitre suitors, Saimes hoped to show teammates HOF wing, G Lichtensteiger setting market?, Report: Bills re-sign McKelvin, How a GM looks at free agency, Spiller in Toronto, QB Manuel makes jump in Mayock ranks, WR Patterson visits Lions, LB Ellerbe is Ravens top priority, Fan Friday 3-8, Levitre ranked a top 5 FA by King, WR Hopkins pro day workout “dazzling”

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Road to the Draft: Mike Glennon
Luke Tasker, J.C. Tretter take next steps toward NFL dreams
For the record: Primer on UFA negotiation window
Peter King’s top 50 FA list shows why Andy Levitre tough to re-sign
Mock (yeah!), draft (yeah!): Geno Smith gains favor over Nassib
Road to the Draft: Terron Armstead
Bills re-sign Leodis McKelvin

Pro Football Talk
Steve Tasker’s son enters the draft pool
Bills, Fitzpatrick inch toward $3 million decision
Interest rising in Levitre
Bills great George Saimes dies at 71
Bills keep Leodis McKelvin with four-year, $20 million deal

Three-Point Stance (Rochester D&C)
Good Move on McKelvin

Buffalo Rumblings
Ryan Fitzpatrick Contract Situation Nearing Point Of Resolution
Buffalo Bills Pre-Draft Visits 2013: Matt Scott Will Visit
NFL Free Agency 2013: Buffalo Bills Primer
Mike Mayock Rankings: E.J. Manuel Moving Up In 2013 NFL Draft
Buffalo Bills Wall of Famer George Saimes Passes Away
Bills Free Agent Rumors: Andy Levitre, Louis Vasquez In Play
Buffalo Bills Re-Sign Leodis McKelvin For 4 Years, $20 Million

Buffalo Sports Daily
McKelvin Re-Signed For Four Years
Nitty Gritty Time For Bills Free Agents

SportsBlog.com
Buffalo Bills 2013 Offseason

Gather.com
2013 NFL Mock Draft – Buffalo Bills Moving Up To Land Geno Smith?

Kryk Slants
Saturday’s NFL news & scuttlebutt

The Sports Network
Bills bring back McKelvin

Fox Sports
Source: Bills re-sign McKelvin

Around the League (NFL.com)
Leodis McKelvin, Buffalo Bills agree to four-year deal
Is Andy Levitre on wish list for Titans, Colts, Chargers?

Pro Football Weekly
Bills bring back McKelvin

AFC East Daily
Bills a step closer to completing free-agent wish list


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