Marcell Dareus 99 | Defensive Tackle

Buffalo Bills

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Thu. July 24, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Dareus has passed his physical and is now eligible to practice with the Bills when they return to the field Friday. Impact: Failing his initial physical was yet another embarrassment for Dareus following an offseason full of them. He'll now get to work on earning the trust of the coaches and his teammates again, though he's still not out of the woods on a possible suspension to start the campaign.(RotoWire, )
Mon. July 21, 2014
News: Dareus' attorney says the lineman has agreed to enter an NFL substance abuse program, the Associated Press reports. Impact: Completing such a program would allow Dareus' felony charges on possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia to be potentially dropped. He was away from the Bills on Monday to deal with this issue, and though he's back with the team now, he still needs to complete his conditioning test later in the week (he's already flunked it once) in order to get back on the practice field. The league hasn't said anything yet about a possible suspension for the troubled lineman.(RotoWire, )
Mon. July 21, 2014
News: Dareus has been excused from training camp to deal with what coach Doug Marrone called personal matters. Marrone provided the update after practice Monday, in the latest twist in Dareus' troubled offseason. Dareus was scheduled to return to camp in suburban Rochester later in the day. Impact: Dareus reported to camp on Friday, but was placed on the active/non-football injury list after failing a conditioning test on Saturday. Dareus must pass the test before he can be cleared for practice. It's the latest setback for the 2011 first-round draft pick. He faces drug possession charges in Alabama after being arrested in May. Four weeks later, Dareus was charged with reckless endangerment after crashing his 2012 Jaguar during an alleged car race outside Buffal(STATS, 5:55pm)
Sun. July 20, 2014
News: Dareus has been excused from training camp to deal with what coach Doug Marrone called personal matters. Impact: Marrone provided the update after practice Monday, in the latest twist in Dareus' troubled offseason. Dareus was scheduled to return to camp in suburban Rochester later in the day. Dareus reported to camp on Friday, but was placed on the active/non-football injury list after failing a conditioning test on Saturday. Dareus must pass the test before he can be cleared for practice.(STATS, 5:38pm)
July 20, 2014
News: Dareus' inclusion on the Bills' non-football injury lists comes as a result of a failed conditioning test, NFL.com reports. Impact: Dareus' offseason has been marred by disappointments, as he was arrested in both May and June, and has now reported for training camp out of shape. Although a league-imposed suspension could delay the beginning of his regular season, Dareus blossomed into an elite defensive tackle last season, registering 71 tackles and 7.5 sacks, en route to his first Pro-Bowl appearance. An instrumental part of the Bills' defense, Dareus' timetable to start practicing is unclear right now, but at least he's back under team supervision.(RotoWire, )
Sat. July 19, 2014
News: Dareus opened training camp on the Active/Non-Football Injury List on Saturday. Impact: The Bills provided no reason for Dareus' inclusion on the list, but no injuries have been linked to Dareus of late. The Bills conducted their conditioning clearance test Saturday, so it's possible that Dareus did not gain that clearance for Sunday's practice. No matter the specifics, Dareus presumably won't stay on the list for long, as the Bills have a major interest in preparing their highly talented lineman for the upcoming season.(RotoWire, )
Sat. July 19, 2014
News: Dareus won't be ready for the start of training camp after he was placed on the active/non-football injury list. Impact: The move was made Saturday, a day before the Bills hold their first practice in suburban Rochester. The team did not say why he was placed on the list. It's the latest setback for Dareus, who is already dealing with two off-field legal matters. In early May, Dareus was arrested in Alabama and charged with possession of synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Four weeks later, he crashed his 2012 Jaguar into a tree and was charged with reckless endangerment.(STATS, 3:44pm)
Fri. July 18, 2014
News: GM Doug Whaley said the Bills have not heard anything from the NFL yet regarding a possible suspension for Dareus, according to Mike Rodak of ESPN. Impact: Dareus has been arrested twice this offseason -- once in Alabama for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, and once in New York for reckless endangerment in the second degree, reckless driving, participating in an illegal speed contest and other traffic violations. It sounds like it'd be a major break if he didn't get at least two games from the league, though the further the team gets into training camp, the better his chances of getting off with a sharp warning. If the Bills do lose the key interior lineman for the start of the season, they'll have some issues up front with Kiko Alonso already being ruled out for the year.(RotoWire, )
Marcell Dareus
2013 Season
TCKL
71
SCK
7.5
FF
1
INT
0
Bio
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 331  Age: 24
Born: 3/13/1990, Birmingham, Alabama
College: Alabama
NFL Experience: 4th season
Drafted: 2011 - Rd 1
(3rd overall by the Bills)
Salary: $2,230,210
Injury Status
No reported Injury
Depth Chart
1. Marcell Dareus
2. Corbin Bryant
3. Damien Jacobs