Leodis McKelvin Placed on Injured Reserve, Bills Sticking With Kyle Orton

After suffering a fractured ankle in Thursday night’s loss to the Miami Dolphins, cornerback Leodis McKelvin was placed on injured reserve by the team today, ending his season.

McKelvin was having his best season, with 48 tackles and a career-high four interceptions, and his loss means Stephon Gilmore, Corey Graham, Nickell Robey, and rookie Ross Cockrell are the four cornerbacks left on the roster. The Bills signed safety Baccari Rambo, who played the last two seasons with the Washington Redskins, recording 30 tackles and a sack in 13 games.

On the quarterback side, despite only 22 points in the last two games and the league’s worst offense currently, head coach Doug Marrone will be sticking with Kyle Orton as the starter this weekend versus the New York Jets, according to Buffalobills.com’s Chris Brown:

Even though Buffalo’s playoff hopes have been severely damaged with the last two losses it isn’t going to change head coach Doug Marrone’s plans at quarterback.

Ask Monday if he’s considering making a change again at QB, Marrone said he’s not.

“Right now I plan on sticking with Kyle, and I believe in every player, not just the quarterback player, who gives us the best chance to win,” he said. “That’s the way we’re headed this week.”

As for EJ Manuel, Marrone provided the following in terms of an update on Buffalo’s backup QB.

“He’s doing a nice job. He’s working,” said Marrone. “He’s doing everything we’re asking him to do.”


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