Buffalo Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin has become the
NFL’s highest-paid returner.
A source told FOXSports.com that McKelvin has agreed to a
four-year, $20 million contract with the Bills. Further financial
details were not immediately available.
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.