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Unhappy homecoming for Bills’ McKelvin

Associated Press / September 16, 2009

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The front lawn of a home belonging to Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin was vandalized following Buffalo’s season-opening loss to the Patriots.

Hamburg, N.Y., police yesterday confirmed the home of a Bills player was vandalized, but declined to release details of their investigation after an obscenity and the score of Monday night’s game - 25-24 - were painted in white on the player’s lawn in suburban Buffalo.

McKelvin fumbled a kickoff return with under two minutes to play, at which time the Bills were leading, 24-19.

Three plays later, Tom Brady hit Benjamin Watson for the go-ahead touchdown as the Patriots overcome an 11-point deficit in the final 2:06.

In other Bills news, starting defensive end Chris Kelsay is expected to miss at least a week with a bruised knee. Kelsay sustained only a deep bruise and no ligament damage against the Patriots.

Kelsay was hurt late in the second quarter when he collided with teammate Ryan Denney.

Bills coach Dick Jauron had already announced linebacker Paul Posluszny is out indefinitely after breaking a bone in his left arm.

Grounded Eagle The Eagles placed offensive tackle Shawn Andrews on injured reserve, ending the two-time Pro Bowler’s season. Andrews missed the entire preseason and season opener with a back injury . . . Michael Vick was elevated to the Eagles’ 53-man roster, allowing him to practice with the team. Wide receiver Hank Baskett was released to make room for Vick, who is eligible to play Sept. 27. Saints on hold NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has decided against enforcing four-game suspensions of Saints defensive ends Will Smith and Charles Grant at this time. Goodell said it would be unfair to suspend the two Saints players now when the league has been blocked from suspending Vikings defensive tackles Kevin Williams and Pat Williams for the same offense while their case is pending in Minnesota state court. The players tested positive last season for bumetanide, a banned diuretic that can be used to mask steroids . . . Reggie Bush, who was booed by Saints fans at the Superdome after fumbling two punts and rushing for a mere 14 yards on seven carries Sunday, said he will use it as motivation to get better. Mangini under fire Browns coach Eric Mangini canBrett Favrearm problem on injury reports last season. Mangini coached the Jets during FavreMike Tannenbaum admitted the club should have listed Favre, who had a torn biceps tendon, as Todd Haley said it was too early to know if quarterback Matt Cassel will miss a second straight start this weekend because of an injury to his left knee . . . Linebacker Michael Boley, who was suspended by the NFL for the Giants season opener, was reinstated from the reserve-suspended list. Boley last year was involved in a domestic-abuse incident when he was with the Falcons . . . The Giants also got running back Gartrell Johnson off waivers from the Chargers . . . A group of American Indians who find the Washington Redskins

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