Inside The Bills

Just soreness for McKelvin

Posted by Chris Brown on August 7, 2013 – 2:20 pm

Leodis McKelvin missed his first practice of training camp Wednesday, but according to head coach Doug Marrone it’s not any major cause for concern.

McKelvin was held out Wednesday after some lingering effects of the live scrimmage Monday night.

“He was sore after the game,” said Marrone. “We kept him here yesterday on his day off. He received treatment and we’re just trying to be smart. He’s a player. You saw (Scott) Chandler come back and limit himself and Kyle (Williams) come back. Leodis went the other way. He came back from injury and boom jumped in there and took all the reps. So there’s a point where all that soreness comes in. But we are very happy because we’ve gotten a lot of snaps with him from very early in camp.”

Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, who did not get to see a lot of McKelvin in the practice setting in the spring has been encouraged by McKelvin’s play at corner.

“He’s shown he has elite cover ability,” said Pettine. “I mean, he’s got great feet and for a guy his size, he’s not afraid, you know the toughness part is not an issue. He’s not afraid to stick it up in there. There are times where I cringe when I see him jumping in there up with the big guys but he’s been impressive so far.”

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