Inside The Bills

Leodis still working to clear mental hurdle

Posted by Chris Brown on July 30, 2013 – 3:55 pm

Bills CB Leodis McKelvin is fresh off groin surgery from the offseason and has looked good through the first three days of camp practices. But he admitted he’s still got a bit of a mental hurdle to clear coming off the injury.

McKelvin said he’s been careful not to make any out of control movements on the field.

“I’m just a little skeptical of how I’m feeling right now,” said McKelvin. “Just going out there and moving doing all the movements I can, all the footwork, all the plant and drive, all the moving with my hips. I just want to make sure I’m doing all of those right and then working on my technique and my plant and drive and not doing anything overly wild or out of control. That way I can play within myself and if everything goes as planned as the days go on I’ll get better and better and get more physical and get more playing time.”

McKelvin is currently working with the second unit on defense at left cornerback. Head coach Doug Marrone said moving him up the depth chart would largely depend on how he performs coming off the rehab assignment.

“Here’s a player that’s been out for all of OTAs and minicamp. There are other players that have really done a good job of working extremely hard. Most of the time in this situation we can bring that player up and get him playing, get him going and make those moves as we evaluate his play,” said Marrone. “We’ve been very happy with Leodis and what he’s done and the players above him so it’s a good situation there for us.”

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