Leodis McKelvin’s rough season just got worse.
The Bills placed the second-year cornerback on injured reserve Thursday with a broken leg, ending his season. McKelvin was in the news earlier this year after a key fumble in Week One enraged a Bills “fan” enough to vandalize his lawn.
McKelvin was drafted eleventh overall out of Troy in 2008, but this was his first season starting. Drayton Florence will step into the starting lineup, and Reggie Corner will get a lot more playing time.
The Bills secondary is coming off an excellent performance against New Orleans, and they face Chad Henne of the Dolphins in his first NFL start Sunday.
McKelvin was taken off the roster to make room for Marshawn Lynch, who was activated from suspension Thursday. Look for Lynch to split the workload evenly with Fred Jackson, who is currently second in the league in yards from scrimmage.
“I don’t know if [Lynch] will get half the reps,” coach Dick Jauron said. “But somewhere near there if
he’s ready to do that. And as I said earlier, trying to keep them both
out there fresh. So he’ll spell Freddy, Freddy will spell him, and
we’ll move forward like we had planned.”
The Bills have suffered a lot of injuries, but they desperately need a win in Miami to avoid a big early hole in the AFC East. My PFT pick in the game was the Dolphins, which should make Buffalo supporters feel good about their chances.