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99 Marcell Dareus DT
Height/Weight: 6-3/331 | Birthdate: 11/18/1989 | Birthplace: Birmingham, AL, USA | Team: Buffalo | College: Alabama | NFL Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 44/21 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Report: Bills offer lucrative six-year deal to DT Marcell Dareus


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2015) The Bills have offered defensive tackle Marcell Dareus a six-year deal worth more than $90 million, an NFL source has told the Buffalo News.

Dareus has been a full-time starter for four seasons and has contributed to an average of more than 50 tackles a year.


Bills make contract extension for DT Marcell Dareus priority


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/5/2015) The Bills have made completing a contract extension for defensive tackle Marcell Dareus a priority, the team announced.

Dareus is entering the final year of his contract, and general manager Doug Whaley said he is optimistic that the team can work out an extension for the Pro Bowler.

"I'm optimistic, I am,” said Whaley. “Now will it come to fruition? There are a lot of moving parts, but I'm optimistic when both sides are trying to find a solution where everybody feels they win. We've exchanged proposals and we're working hard. We want to get this thing done," said Whaley. "Something of this magnitude is going to take some time, but we're confident that both sides want to get this done."

Dareus recorded 48 tackles and 10 sacks in 15 games for the Bills last season.


Bills DT Marcell Dareus back at Thursday's OTA session


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) After missing Wednesday's OTA session due to a non-injury issue, Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was back practicing Thursday, reports ESPN.com. Dareus has been eager to sign a contract extension with the team.

Bills DT Marcell Dareus, WR Percy Harvin miss OTA's


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/3/2015) The Bills were dealing with a couple of non-injury related absences at organized team activities on Wednesday, per ESPN.com.

Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and wide receiver Percy Harvin were both absent on Wednesday. Coach Rex Ryan said that injuries did not play a factor in their absences.

"No, there's something else [besides an injury]," Ryan said. "We'll let them address it, if they want to."


Bills DT Marcell Dareus in wait and see mode over contract talks


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus said he is eager to work out a contract extension with the Bills, but he knows he must perform on the field regardless of his contract status, reports the team's official website.

"We'll wait and see what the Bills do," Dareus said. "It weighs on me heavily. Heavily. I've got to go out there and really perform and do what I have to do, which I always do—really have fun with it. Whatever the outcome is, is the outcome. However they want to play it is how they play it. I'm excited. I'm excited for the upcoming year."

Dareus will be suspended for the season opener as a result of an off-field incident last year and he said he's ready to move on.

"I'm happy we can finally move forward. It's been hanging over my head for a while," he said. "Just happy we can move forward and I can prepare myself for the season and just happy to be with my friends, my guys, my real family. Just really feeling a lot better right now."


Report: Bills still want to extend Marcell Dareus


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) 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
(5/21/2015) 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
(4/7/2015) 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
(3/30/2015) 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
(2/19/2015) 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.


Bills DT Marcell Dareus to stand trial on drag-racing accusations


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(2/10/2015) Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was unable to work out a plea agreement with prosecutors and will stand trial on charges relating to a suspected drag-racing incident last spring, reports the Buffalo News.

Dareus is "charged with misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment and reckless driving, and several violations of vehicle and traffic law, following what police said was a drag race last May 30," the paper said. "He allegedly fled after crashing a luxury vehicle into a tree near a restaurant near the McKinley Mall, then was arrested minutes later."

Attorneys will argue motions March 12.


Bills release final inactives list of the season against New England


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2014) The following players have been deemed inactive for the Bills in Week 17 against the Patriots: Stephon Gilmore, Bryce Brown, Randell Johnson, Cyrus Kouandjio, Marquise Goodwin, Chris Gragg and Marcell Dareus.

Dareus was listed as out after Friday's practice. He finishes his season with 48 total tackles and 10 sacks for the Bills. 


Bills downgrade Marcell Dareus, Stephon Gilmore to out for Week 17


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2014) The Bills have downgraded defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (knee) and cornerback Stephon Gilmore (concussion) from doubtful to out for Sunday's season finale at New England, per the team's official website. Both players did not make the trip to New England for Week 17.

Buffalo is a 5-point underdog on Sunday.


Bills' Dan Carpenter, Aaron Williams probable for Week 17


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2014) The Bills listed kicker Dan Carpenter (right groin) and safety Aaron Williams (hip) were deemed probable for Sunday's season finale at New England. Cornerback Stephon Gilmore (concussion) and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (knee) were ruled out for the game.   

Bills DT Marcell Dareus, CB Stephon Gilmore miss practice


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(12/24/2014) Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (knee) and cornerback Stephon Gilmore (concussion) did not practice Wednesday as Buffalo prepared for Sunday's visit to New England. Coach Doug Marrone said Dareus might be a gametime decision.

Buffalo is a 4.5-point underdog.


Bills DT Marcell Dareus will be further evaluated in the week


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2014) Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will be given rest and will be further evaluated later this week, coach Doug Marrone told reporters, via the team's official website. Dareus exited Week 16 at Oakland with a knee injury. He has totaled 48 tackles and a career-best 10 sacks through 15 games.

The Bills will face the Patriots in Week 17.


Bills DT Marcell Dareus (knee) will not return vs. Raiders


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been downgraded to out for the remainder of Sunday's Week 16 matchup against the Raiders due to a knee injury.

Dareus went back to the locker room to have his knee examined before coming back out on the sidelines and testing the knee out of a three-point stance. He then went back to the locker room and was ruled out soon after. The loss is a big blow to the run defense of the Bills.


Bills DT Marcell Dareus (knee) questionable to return Week 16


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is questionable to return to Sunday's Week 16 matchup with the Raiders with a knee injury, the team announced.

Dareus was able to walk off the field after being tended to by the trainers after the play on which he sustained his injury. He was then able to walk to the back to be further examined. The Bills are locked in a 7-7 tie with the Raiders in Oakland early in the second quarter.


Sammy Watkins among Bills cleared for Week 14 action


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(12/7/2014) Bills rookie wideout Sammy Watkins is active for the game at Denver after being listed as probable with a hip injury. Also suiting up are defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (hip), kicker Dan Carpenter (groin), wideout Chris Hogan (hamstring) and wideout Robert Woods (ankle).

Sammy Watkins among notable probables for Bills in Week 14


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) Bills wide receivers Sammy Watkins (hip), Robert Woods (ankle) and Chris Hogan (hamstring) are among the notable probables leading up to Week 14 against the Broncos. Safety Bacarri Rambo (hamstring) and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (hip) were also labeled as probable.

The team will be without the services of tight end Chris Gragg (knee), wide receiver Mike Williams (calf) and defensive end Jarius Wynn (knee), as all three have been designated to out for Sunday.


Bills DT Marcell Dareus dealing with hip injury


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(12/1/2014) Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, who has 10 sacks and a forced fumble to go with 40 tackles, suffered a hip injury in Sunday's win over Cleveland, reports WGR550.com. The injury was originally reported as a groin problem.

Dareus got hurt near the end of the first half. He returned in the second half, but his snap count was reduced dramatically, the report said. It's unclear whether Dareus will practice this week ahead of Sunday's visit to Denver.


Bills DL Marcell Dareus gets X-rays for hand injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Bills defensive lineman Marcell Dareus went for X-rays following Sunday's game against the Patriots. He hurt his hand late in the game.

Bills defense roughs up Lions for six sacks in Week 5


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) The Bills defense didn't allow the Lions and Matthew Stafford to get into a rhythm Sunday, sacking the quarterback six times in the team's 17-14 comeback win in Week 5.

Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was responsible for three sacks while also forcing a fumble, and defensive end Jerry Hughes added two sacks and another forced fumble. Defensive end Mario Williams racked up the other sack. The defense also had one interception, courtesy of cornerback Stephon Gilmore, in the win. The 3-2 Bills host the Patriots in Week 6.


Marcell Dareus says he's returning to camp


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/23/2014) Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus issued a statement Wednesday morning announcing his return to training camp after "dealing with a personal matter in Alabama." Dareus thanks the Bills for their support and pledged to focus on earning the trust of his coaches and teammates. 

"I have a passion for this game and I want to be here to help this organization achieve its goals," Dareus said. "There are things I need to work on professionally and personally to make sure I can be accountable to myself, my family, this team and this community.  My focus will remain on achieving that goal one day at a time."


Marcell Dareus enters NFL substance abuse program


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(7/22/2014) Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus agreed to enter an NFL substance abuse program in order to have felony drug charges against him dismissed, reports the Syracuse Post-Standard. The charges will be dismissed if the 2011 first-round pick completes the program successfully.

Dareus still is trying to resolve misdemeanor charges stemming from an alleged drag racing incident. His next court date is Sept. 9.

Dareus failed his conditioning test Saturday but is expected to work out on the sideline Tuesday. Coach Doug Marrone said Dareus would be tested again "when our weight coaches feel that he's ready."