Free Agent CB Leodis McKelvin works out for Cleveland
Free agent cornerback Leodis McKelvin came one season short of a potential Super Bowl LII appearance. He was among the slew of changes the Philadelphia Eagles made following the 2016 NFL season.
As a result, he has been on quite a journey to get back on the field after failing to sign with a team last year. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, McKelvin has now garnered some interest from the Cleveland Browns:
Source: former Bills and Eagles CB Leodis McKelvin worked out for the Browns today. The veteran corner was out of football this past season.
The workout with Cleveland certainly comes as no surprise considering how thin they are in the secondary. The Browns notably cut two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden earlier this season in order to shore up some cap space. He was subsequently signed by Cleveland’s AFC North rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
McKelvin brings plenty of veteran experience to a Browns team that was the youngest in the league this season. The former first-round pick spent eight seasons with the Buffalo Bills and even earned first-team All-Pro honors in 2012. He also flashed his playmaking ability as a return specialist after taking three punts, one kickoff, and an interception back for touchdowns.
However, he was released by the Bills following the 2015 NFL season and spent one year with the Eagles before landing back on the free agency market. Needless to say, McKelvin certainly brings some versatility and experience to the Browns which could be instrumental in their current rebuild this offseason.