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Buffalo Bills, Leodis McKelvin Talking Contract Extension, Per Report

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Bills GM Buddy Nix is making good on Combine talk in February, where he named Leodis McKelvin a re-signing priority for the team and called him a potential starter in 2013.

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John Wawrow of The Associated Press has spoken to the agent of Buffalo Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin, reporting that the Bills and Hadley Engelhard are currently talking about a new contract for the former 2008 first-round pick.

Per Wawrow, Engelhard described the discussions as "in the early stages," noting that the two sides will resume talks on Friday. If the Bills have plans to get McKelvin re-signed by the time the sixth-year cornerback can begin negotiating with other teams, they've got roughly 48 hours to do so, as the new CBA provides for an advanced negotiating period that begins at 4PM on Saturday. (Free agency does not officially begin until 4PM on Tuesday, March 12.)

Speaking from the 2013 NFL Combine in Indianapolis in late February, Buddy Nix made it known that re-signing McKelvin was on the team's list of priorities; the GM even went so far as to say that McKelvin could be a starter for the team in 2013. An elite punt returner, McKelvin spent the last several seasons moonlighting as a starter, getting demoted on several occasions as he struggled with his consistency.