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The Buffalo Bills weren't taking any chances with their secondary when they drafted South Carolina cornerback Stephon Gilmore as an insurance policy to 10-year veteran Terrence McGee. The Bills head into training camp with four possible starters at CB, including the most experienced of the group in McGee.
In the past two seasons, McGee has been healthy enough to play in a total of 15 games. A hamstring injury in the season opener kept McGee out of four games in 2011 before a patella tendon injury cost him the final six games of the season.
Despite the past injuries, Buffalo elected to keep McGee to compete for a starting job in 2012. Drayton Florence, however, wasn't so lucky. Florence may have been a nine-year veteran, but that didn't stop Buffalo from cutting him to make room for new talent.
While the Buffalo News reported that McGee is committed to finishing his career on a strong note with a successful 2012, there's no guarantee Buffalo will keep him if some of the younger players get it going early in the season.
McGee isn't likely to be a big pickup on the trading block considering he's nearing the end of his career, but a team looking for veteran help in its secondary would draw interest. In his prime, McGee led the Bills in interceptions in 2007 and 2008.
Should McGee overcome his past injuries, that leaves five-year man Leodis McKelvin as the possible odd man out. Either way, youth will be a predominant force in Buffalo's secondary.