Bills lock up Leodis McKelvin with an extension

According to Alex Marvez of, 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 averaged an NFL-high 18.7 yards on his 23 punt returns and scored twice. He also averaged 28.3 yards on 18 kickoff returns.

McKelvin, the 11th overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft, started four games at cornerback and played in nine others. He intercepted one pass and registered three interceptions.


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