Bills Dareus eager to resume playing after 4-game suspension

BY foxsports • October 5, 2016

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is eager to resume playing after serving a four-game suspension, and believes he received the necessary counseling to address personal issues which prompted his latest NFL disciplinary issues.

Rather than enter a rehabilitation facility, as Dareus said he would in August, the player says he worked with a life coach and leaned on the advice of several Bills Hall-of-Famers, including defensive end Bruce Smith.

Dareus spoke Wednesday after taking part in his first practice since sitting out Buffalo's first four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy for a second consecutive season.

The Bills top-paid player and 2011 first-round draft pick revealed one of the unresolved issues he's dealt with since his college days at Alabama is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Though Dareus is currently on the Bills exempt list, coach Rex Ryan expects him to play Sunday, when Buffalo (2-2) travels to face Los Angeles (3-1).


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