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Bills' McKelvin Reaches Contract Agreement

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Rookie cornerback Leodis McKelvin agreed to a five-year contract with the Buffalo Bills on Saturday, the first-round draft pick's agent told The Associated Press.

"He's agreed to terms and now we're working out the final details," agent Hadley Engelhard said. The deal was agreed to two days into Bills training camp, and after McKelvin missed four practices, including two on Saturday.

Travel arrangements weren't finalized, but it's expected McKelvin will report to camp in suburban Rochester by Sunday, when the Bills are scheduled to have team meetings and an afternoon walk-through. Selected 11th overall out of Troy University, McKelvin was the first defensive back selected in the draft, and is expected to compete with Jabari Greer for a starting job opposite Terrence McGee this season.

Monetary terms were not immediately available, but McKelvin is expected to get a contract that falls in-between the deals signed Friday by the two players drafted immediately before and after he was selected.

Linebacker Jerod Mayo, the No. 10 pick, signed a five-year, $18.9 million ($13.8 million guaranteed) contract with New England. Offensive lineman Ryan Clady, the No. 12 pick, signed a five-year $17.5 million ($11.5 million guaranteed) with Denver.

McKelvin had been only one of four first-round draft picks yet to sign with their respective teams.

The Bills could not immediately confirm that a deal has been agreed to.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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