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Report: Bills still want to extend Marcell Dareus
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/22/15) The Bills still want to extend the contract of defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, according to a report by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Despite the one-game suspension levied by the league against Dareus on Thursday, the team still hopes to have an extension wrapped up before the start of training camp.
2015 is scheduled to be the last season of Dareus' current contract. He'll make $8.06 million.
Bills DT Marcell Dareus suspended by NFL for banned substance
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/21/15) The Bills will be hosting Indianapolis in Week 1 of the 2015 season. But Buffalo defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will not be participating.
Dareus has been suspended by the league for the opener for violating its substance abuse policy, Fox Sports has reported. He released the following statement that confirmed it.
Last year, I made a mistake involving possession of a banned substance. The NFL's discipline for this conduct is part of the drug policy, and I apologize to my family, my teammates, the entire Bills organization and Bills fans that I will miss one game as a result of my mistake. I will work intensely that week and will be extremely happy to contribute to a win in Week 2 for the Bills.
The loss of Dareus is significant, at least for that game. He racked up 48 tackles and 10 sacks a year ago.
Car-racing charges dropped against Bills DT Marcell Dareus
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(4/7/15) Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus reached a plea agreement with prosecutors to have car-racing charges against him dropped, reports the Associated Press.
Dareus was facing misdemeanor charges for crashing his car into a tree in Buffalo last year. Instead, Dareus will be issued two traffic violations for failing to keep right and imprudent speed.
If Dareus had pleaded guilty to the charges, which included reckless endangerment, Dareus would've faced NFL disciplinary action, but the league is expected to review the plea agreement.
Bills to make contract extension with DL Marcell Dareus a priority
|by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com|
|(3/30/15) Bills general manager Doug Whaley has made it clear that the team wants to get a contract extension done with defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, reports the Buffalo News.
“In the near future,” Whaley said. “He will be priority No. 1 once the dust settles post-draft, maybe even before then, just to get the ball rolling.”
Dareus, 25, has only missed one game in his four-year career with the Bills, recording 202 total tackles, 28.5 sacks, 12 passes defensed and two forced fumbles.
The two-time Pro Bowler is playing in the last year of his rookie contract.
Whaley: Bills intend to work on Marcell Dareus extension in time
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(2/19/15) Bills general manager Doug Whaley said Thursday that the team intends to work on an extension for defensive tackle Marcell Dareus after dealing with free agency, per the team's website.
"After we get done with all the unrestricted (free agents) and all we have to do this offseason then we would start to broach that subject," Whaley said.
Dareus is entering the final year of his contract after racking up a career-high 10 sacks in 2014.