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McKelvin ready to step in for Gilmore

Posted by Chris Brown on December 9, 2015 – 4:35 pm

Bills veteran CB Leodis McKelvin has spent most of his time in the slot covering receivers or tight ends since his return from ankle surgery in the offseason. McKelvin hadn’t played his old position on the boundary at cornerback since Week 11 last season. But when he went out there last Sunday following Stephon Gilmore’s injury he felt he was ready. He may have to be ready to start on Sunday.

Stephon Gilmore did not participate in practice Wednesday due to a left shoulder injury. Head coach Rex Ryan said it doesn’t look good for Gilmore for Sunday, which would thrust McKelvin into the lineup.

“The likelihood of him playing [on Sunday] is probably not great,” said Ryan of Gilmore. “But we’re fortunate. We have another corner with a great deal of experience in Leodis McKelvin, so that will really help us.”

“I always had it in the back of my mind that if anything happened to one of those guys that I would pretty much be the next guy up,” said McKelvin. “So I had it in my head to be ready at all times and go in there and do my job and not have any drop-off when I’m in there.”


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