Buffalo Bills release CB Leodis McKelvin

Buffalo saves $3.9 million by releasing McKelvin.

Recently, it was reported that Leodis McKelvin was working on restructuring his contract with the Buffalo Bills. The veteran cornerback actually said he was willing to do so at one point. However, the Bills have opted to release McKelvin according to a report by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

McKelvin's release will free up $3.9 million in cap space for the team.

McKelvin, a former first round pick of the Bills, spent eight seasons in Buffalo. During his time with the team, McKelvin played in 98 games (60 starts). The cornerback recorded 317 combined tackles, 64 passes defensed, 13 interceptions, and one defensive touchdown. 

In addition to playing cornerback, McKelvin handled kick and punt return duties for Buffalo. He had 1,021 punt return yards and three touchdowns on 99 punt returns and 2,471 kick return yards and one touchdown on 95 kick returns. Only Terrence McGee had more kick return yards in Bills history.

Releasing McKelvin opens up more cap space for the Bills but it does hurt Buffalo's depth at cornerback. Releasing McKelvin could open the door for a reunion between Rex Ryan and Antonio Cromartie

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