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Buffalo Bills News, 3/12: Reaction to the Leodis McKelvin Signing

Leodis McKelvin spoke to the media on Monday about re-signing with the Buffalo Bills. Joe Buscaglia gets you ready for the start of free agency and more in today's links.

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"How might they go about addressing all those needs? Here's a position-by-position look at how they might be approaching the start of the new league year."

This is an excellent look from Joe Buscaglia, with some good predictions. Make sure you get to this before 4 PM.

The stupidity of re-signing Leodis McKelvin | Buffalo Wins

"I also saw in some places that Leodis is a fit w/Pettine's defense. That is crap. If you are going to run a lot of man-to-man coverage, you want your CBs to have superb ball instincts. Leodis does not. "

Joe calls it how he sees it on Leodis McKelvin. He notes you can get a kick returner late in the draft, and thinks McKelvin isn't good enough at corner to justify the contract Buffalo just gave to him. There is some NSFW language, but it's a compelling argument nonetheless.

McKelvin reaction

McKelvin: "Buffalo has been here for me. I'll be here for them" -
"Leodis McKelvin comments on re-signing with the Bills." Here is the video from the press conference.

Leodis McKelvin sees fresh start in secondary -
"This feels awesome," McKelvin said moments after signing his multi-year contract extension. "It feels great to have a chance to stay with one team for pretty much your entire career. It’s a great feeling that I don’t have to move my family or anything like that. It’s great to be with one organization and have them have my back and come back and show my loyalty that I want to be here."

Bills Focus: Leodis McKelvin 1-on-1 Interview - VIDEO -
"Chris Brown talks with the Bills cornerback about re-signing in Buffalo, being a leader in the secondary, and playing for a new coaching staff."

Inside The Bills | McKelvin post-surgery update
"For right now I’m still rehabbing, getting back and getting stronger," McKelvin told "I don’t know what the timetable is, but I’m getting better and better every day and I will be out there."

McKelvin confident he can start for Bills - The Buffalo News
"My first five years started out up and down," McKelvin said. "I showed flashes of me being a good cornerback, showed flashes of being there in position with foes coming in there and making plays over my back."

Recapping pre-free agency in AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Are you shocked that James Walker thinks the Bills overspent for McKelvin?

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State money to Bills generates Assembly floor tussle - Politics Now | The Buffalo News
"Aren’t they wealthy enough that they can handle their own operating support?’’ Katz asked Farrell, who ran the floor budget debate on behalf of the Assembly Democrats. Katz suggested the team was leveraging a threat to move as a way to get a taxpayer bailout.

C.J. Spiller, Jim Kelly candidates for Madden NFL 25 cover - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"Spiller is the 13th seed in his regional and will square off against fourth-seeded Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant in the first round. Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is the seventh seed in his regional and will be up against 10th-seeded Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis."

AFC East free-agency primer - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Expect Buffalo to use its free-agent dollars at linebacker and wide receiver. New defensive coordinator Mike Pettine is installing a 3-4 scheme in Buffalo that relies heavily on solid, tough linebacker play."