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Buffalo Bills' Leodis McKelvin In Line For More Playing Time

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Buffalo Bills cornerback Aaron Williams won't play in Week 10, and Terrence McGee may join him. That means Leodis McKelvin may start against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots' elite passing attack.


The Buffalo Bills play the New England Patriots in Week 10 - a team that dropped 45 second-half points on the Bills in Week 4, and who feature an elite receiving trio in tight end Rob Gronkowski and receivers Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd.

Thanks to knee injuries to cornerbacks Aaron Williams and Terrence McGee, the Bills will likely end up starting Leodis McKelvin at cornerback this coming Sunday, where he'll join Stephon Gilmore, Justin Rogers and Bryan Scott, among others, charged with covering up New England's elite passing attack.

Williams, who injured his knee in Sunday's loss to the Houston Texans, is expected to miss two to three weeks, according to Bills head coach Chan Gailey. Coupled with the long-lingering knee issue that prevented McGee from playing last weekend, the may be terrifyingly thin at corner to defend Tom Brady and company; even if McGee plays, he'll only play a small portion of snaps, and if he doesn't, the only other healthy cornerback beyond Gilmore, McKelvin and Rogers is rookie Ron Brooks.

The entirety of Buffalo's defense will be in a tough spot this weekend, but it'll be especially tough for McKelvin, who gets his shot at increased playing time at precisely the wrong moment for his fledgling career as a defensive back.