He was labeled a priority to be re-signed by Bills GM Buddy Nix. Just days before the free agent market was set to open Buffalo successfully brought CB
McKelvin, who made more contributions to the team as a punt returner than a cornerback in 2012, figures to be in the thick of the competition for the starting cornerback role opposite
For the past two seasons McKelvin has been a part-time starter with 10 starts in 29 of the team’s last 32 games. The former first-round pick made four starts this past season with one interception and three pass breakups.
“I feel like I went out there and played to the best of my ability, I put everything out there for whatever I did,” said McKelvin. “I did everything, I played gunner, I did returns, I played corner, I played nickel, everything they asked me to do. I’m just striving to get better and better.”
Buffalo’s left cornerback position was in a state of flux last season due mainly to injury.
Set to turn 28 just prior to the 2013 season, McKelvin believes he has a lot of good football in front of him.
“I feel like I’m young, I feel like I can put a great effort in and help the team win,” said McKelvin. “No matter what the situation may be I just go out there and play ball.”