The Buffalo Bills have placed second-year cornerback Leodis McKelvin on Injured Reserve, ending his season.
McKelvin broke his fibula in the Bills' Week 3 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Veteran cornerback Drayton Florence assumed his role as a starting cornerback, and will continue to do so in Week 4 and beyond. Second-year man Reggie Corner becomes the full-time nickel cornerback, with veteran Ashton Youboty and rookie seventh-round pick Ellis Lankster set to see more time as well.
The 2009 season, for McKelvin, will be remembered for one play: his fumble on Monday Night Football that allowed the Patriots to come from behind in an opening-week victory. That play was unfortunate, but the end to his sophomore season outranks that by a considerable margin.
RB Marshawn Lynch, who missed the first three games of the season while suspended, assumes McKelvin's spot on the 53-man roster.