Day two of minicamp for the Bills saw Leodis McKelvin jump back into the fray as the cornerback was full go for practice for the first time in more than a week. McKelvin was eased back in however, as he took reps mainly with the second defensive unit.
And Buffalo's quarterbacks were challenging him early and often, with deep passes downfield. On three consecutive plays Trent Edwards and Gibran Hamdan went deep on his side of the field with the only completion going to Justin Jenkins. It got to the point where one of Buffalo's offensive players shouted out, 'They're coming for you Leodis! They're coming for you.'
Leodis shouted the following back to the offensive players.
"My legs are fine. Any day!"
McKelvin had been out with an infected finger on his right hand.
McIntyre cleared in exposure caseSome good off the field news for the Bills as day two of minicamp as fullback Corey McIntyre had the misdemeanor exposure charges against him dropped in a case in Florida. McIntyre gave a brief statement after practice.
"I just want to say that I'm happy my name has been cleared today," said McIntyre. "I've maintained my innocence all through this process and I'm glad it's out of the way. I'm sorry for the embarrassment to my family and to the Bills and now my focus is on training camp."
It appears to be a case of mistaken identity as Port St. Lucie police have charged another suspect in the case.
Levitre and Wood will challenge for starting roles
Throughout the OTA sessions and minicamp rookie offensive linemen Andy Levitre and Eric Wood have been rotated in and out with the starting offensive line at left and right guard respectively. They'll be pushing veterans Kirk Chambers and Seth McKinney for the starting roles come training camp.
To this point Bills offensive line coach Sean Kugler is satisfied with the progress of the two rookies.
"Both of them are able to adapt to new positions and they have," said Kugler. "Both are competing for starting positions. Both are doing an excellent job and they're good in the classroom and workers on the field. Their production has shown up in the team work. Everything we've asked of them they've done so far and I expect that to continue."
Kugler said he has no reservations about potentially starting two rookies on the offensive line come this fall saying if they earn it they'll play.
HighlightsTrent Edwards had a great looking touch pass to the right sideline as he dropped the ball over the outstretched arm of Terrence McGee right into the arms of Terrell Owens before he reached the sideline.
Fred Jackson had a rushing touchdown on a short carry.
Justin Jenkins had a good reception along the near sideline in 7-on-7 work.
Lee Evans deftly toed the sideline on a pass from Edwards in 11-on-11.
Shawn Nelson had three catches late in practice including a solid hands catch on a pass that was low and outside his body frame.
Defensively, Ellis Lankster had a pass breakup on Felton Huggins on a pass over the middle. He also had an interception on an underthrown ball intended for Jenkins.
Ko Simpson covered a lot of ground as he swooped in from his free safety spot to pick off a pass intended for Stevie Johnson on the near sideline.
Spencer Johnson had an interception as the ball slipped out of Ryan Fitzpatrick's hands on his follow through and fluttered up in the air.
Kyle Ward had a pass breakup on a pass intended for Felton Huggins.
Notable rolesUndrafted rookie Ashlee Palmer got some first team reps on the weak side in place of veteran Kawika Mitchell during team work. The coaching staff has been taking a long look at the Ole Miss product.
Shawn Nelson factored more into the pass game as he worked with both the second and third team units as the staff upped his rep count knowing he missed time last week.
Offensive tackle Jonathan Scott got back on the field after a leg injury had him sidelined for more than week. He lined up with the second unit at right tackle and the third unit at left tackle.
Pat Thomas was also back practicing fully and worked as the middle linebacker with the third string defense. Marcus Buggs continued to run with the second unit.
Reggie Corner is still the first team nickel corner with Ashton Youboty working on the second team.
In and out
Some notable players watching practice Wednesday were Marshawn Lynch, who missed a second straight day of work. Roscoe Parrish joined him on the sidelines after appearing to slightly injure his calf.
Joining them was Aaron Maybin, who did not participate in any team work. No word on Maybin's ailment, but it is believed to be minor as he was dressed for practice hoping to participate. The athletic training staff however, had other plans. Copeland Bryan took all his second team reps at left defensive end.