Buffalo Bills Season Preview: Could Terrence McGee Become a Free Agent?

Robert QuinnCorrespondent IMay 17, 2011

EAST RUtheRFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 18:  Thomas Jones #20 of the New York Jets scores a touchdown as Terrence McGee #24 of the Buffalo Bills defends during their game on October 18, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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The NFL draft is finally behind us, and now NFL fans around the world are wondering when we can see some roster movement occur. One of the Buffalo Bills' longest tenured players, cornerback Terrence McGee, could be one of those players on the move.

The 30-year-old, a nine-year veteran of the NFL, has seen his tackle and interception numbers decrease every season since 2004. Last year, arguably the worst of his career, he appeared in just nine games due to injury, racking up just 18 tackles and defending two passes.

He didn't look like the solid man to man corner we have seen in recent years, and pending a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, releasing McGee could give the front office at One Bills Drive a bit of financial aid to work with.

Meanwhile, the Bills are still hoping that Leodis McKelvin will finally earn his starting job on a consistent basis. The Buffalo Bills' front office has been overhauling the team to add youth, displayed by the selection of Aaron Williams, the cornerback out of Texas in the second round.

McGee is a leader and a veteran on the defensive side of the ball. The only way one could realistically see him stay on the roster is if fellow cornerback Drayton Florence doesn't resign, or Williams shows enough promise in picking up the playbook and performing to a starting-caliber status in offseason training activities.

The Bills signed McGee to a five-year, $27 million contract in 2009. Since inking that deal, he's made just 66 tackles and an interception.

While McGee is definitely a player you want on a young roster, his time in Buffalo may be coming to an end.