The Buffalo Bills have continued to get healthier and it appears one player is ready to play for the first time this season. On Monday, Rex Ryan announced that Leodis McKelvin will be added to the active roster this week. This is great news for an already strong secondary.
Buffalo has thrived at the cornerback position behind the tremendous play of Ronald Darby and Stephon Gilmore. McKelvin won't replace either as starter, but he could rotate in behind the duo when either player needs a breather. That said, Ryan may have other plans for McKelvin. At his press conference on Monday, Ryan wouldn't rule out the possibility of McKelvin playing safety. If the Bills want their best eleven players on the field on defense, this would be the best way to do so. That said, transitioning to safety isn't something that can be done overnight. Whereas Corey Graham made a very smooth transition from cornerback to safety, McKelvin may need more time to learn the position. It's something to watch going forward.
In addition to his defensive duties, McKelvin could also handle punt returns. McKelvin has 92 career punt returns and would certainly give the Bills a boost on special teams.