Originally written on AFC East Daily  |  Last updated 3/11/13
Leodis McKelvin is confident he can be a defensive starter in the NFL. So is his new head coach.The Buffalo Bills held a press conference Monday to officially announce McKelvin’s re-signing, and coach Doug Marrone made sure to pass along his vote of confidence for the playmaking special teamer and defensive back.“We’re excited that Leodis remains on our roster,” Marrone said in a statement, via buffalobills.com. “Obviously, he is one of the most exciting kick returners in the game today, but we’re also counting on him to be very competitive for the starting corner position opposite Stephon Gilmore. We feel he could play an important role in our defense moving forward.” McKelvin has struggled since his arrival to secure a starting role in the defensive backfield, mainly because of his inconsistency in coverage. Former defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt had McKelvin as a slot corner to start last season, which turned out to be a disappointment. McKelvin showed improvement as the sea...
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