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George Saimes, a five-time Pro Bowl safety and member of the Buffalo Bills' Wall of Fame, has died after a lengthy battle with leukemia. He was 71.
Saimes' daughter, Linda Durley, said her father died Friday night at a hospital in Canton, Ohio.
He was selected by Buffalo in the sixth round of the 1963 draft. He played seven seasons with the Bills before playing three more years with the Denver Broncos. Saimes stayed in football to work as an NFL scout, including a 15-year stint with the Washington Redskins.
Saimes was a hard-hitting and sure tackler, and finished with 22 interceptions in 121 career games. In 1970, he was selected to the all-time American Football League defensive team.
Saimes played both fullback and defensive back at Michigan State.
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Leodis McKelvim is a solid cornerback but has struggled to command a starting spot with the Buffalo Bills. However, he has proven to be a dangerous kickoff and punt returner, ; leading the NFL last season in in punt return yards average while scoring a combined four touchdowns.
The Bills decided that he was worth keeping signing him to a contract extension.
Cornerback Leodis McKelvin...
Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com believes Bills FS Jairus Byrd could be seeking a similar contract to that of Chargers S Eric Weddle.
Weddle signed a five-year deal worth $40 million back in 2011.
The Falcons recently locked up S William Moore to a five-year contract worth $30 million that included $14 million guaranteed.
Byrd, 26, is two years younger and doesn’t have...
The 4-year, 20 million dollar deal the Bills gave McKelvin contains 7.5 million guaranteed and is an overpay just because I don’t know who else would have shelled out that kind of dough for him. However, it’s very possible he ends up being worth that for them. He’s a dynamic returner who led the NFL in punt return average last year, bringing back 23 for 431 yards and 2 touchdowns...
Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports reports that Bills, Colts, and Titans are all in pursuit of guards Louis Vasquez and Andy Levitre.
Cole adds that Chargers odds of retaining Vasquez are “slim” at this point.
Levitre and Vasquez represent the two best interior offensive lineman in this year’s free agent class, so it’s not surprising to see these specific teams mentioned as potential...
Buffalo Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin has become the NFL's highest-paid returner.
A source told FOXSports.com that McKelvin has agreed to a four-year, $20 million contract with the Bills. Further financial details were not immediately available.
McKelvin, 27, was set to become an unrestricted free-agent when the NFL signing period opened Tuesday. He enjoyed a spectacular...
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Two down, one to go.Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix said during the NFL Combine just two weeks ago that he had three key free agents to solidify before March 12. He got one step closer Saturday, as the team reportedly re-signed cornerback and return man Leodis McKelvin to a multi-year contract. According to Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News, McKelvin agreed to a four-year...
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With NFL free agency set to begin on Tuesday afternoon, the Buffalo Bills have been busy, for the most part, trying to sign their own before they hit the open market. On Saturday, another one of those pieces has been locked up for the long term.
Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com reports that the Bills and free agent-to-be Leodis McKelvin...
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According to Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com, the Buffalo Bills have signed cornerback/kick returner Leodis McKelvin to a four-year, $20 million deal.
This deal makes McKelvin the NFL’s highest paid kick returner.
McKelvin, 27, was set to become an unrestricted free-agent when the NFL signing period opened Tuesday. He enjoyed a spectacular season on special teams for the Bills. McKelvin...
Alex Marvez of Fox Sports reports that the Buffalo Bills have re-signed CB/KR Leodis McKelvin to a four-year deal worth $20 million.
McKelvin, 27, was the No. 11 overall pick back in 2008. He graded out as a serviceable cornerback in recent years, according to Pro Football Focus.
McKelvin was a very productive kick returner, which likely factored into the team’s decision to retain...