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Marcell Dareus | Defensive Lineman | #99

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 331
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (3) / BUF
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Bills DT Marcell Dareus (abdominal) is expected to play Week 13 against the Raiders.
Dareus had been dealing with a groin issue, but he suffered an abdominal strain late against the Jaguars and was held out of the final few series. It does not look like that injury is going to keep him out, but it is just another malady in what has been an injury- and suspension-marred season. Hopefully Dareus can stay on the field the rest of the way. Dec 1 - 9:27 AM

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Bills DT Marcell Dareus (groin) is questionable for Week 11 against the Bengals.

Dareus hasn't been able to find the field much this season due to a suspension and groin and hamstring issues, but coach Rex Ryan said he "feels good" about Dareus playing Sunday. It's a downgrade to Jeremy Hill's matchup.
Nov 18 - 12:13 PM

The Bills tentatively expect NT Marcell Dareus (groin) to return against the Bengals on Sunday.

Suspended for Weeks 1-4, Dareus has made only one 2016 appearances thanks to groin and hamstring issues. If he does return against Cincinnati, he'll undoubtedly be on a snap count.
Nov 17 - 2:15 PM

Bills NT Marcell Dareus (groin) was not spotted at Saturday's practice.

It is a downgrade after Dareus was able to get in a limited session Friday, and Dareus was ruled out for Monday night. Suspension and injury have limited Dareus to one game this season.
Source: ESPN
Nov 5 - 10:58 AM

Bills NT Marcell Dareus (groin) will not practice Thursday.

Sidelined by a suspension and then a hamstring issue earlier this season, Dareus is now dealing with a groin injury. He is at best questionable to face the Seahawks on Monday night.
Nov 3 - 12:08 PM

Bills NT Marcell Dareus (hamstring) expects to return Sunday.

Dareus served a four-game suspension to start the year and missed the last three weeks after injuring his hamstring at practice. He's finally ready to debut Sunday against the Patriots. Dareus could be on a snap count, but will be an immediate upgrade to Buffalo's interior line.
Oct 26 - 5:34 PM

Bills coach Rex Ryan said there's no timetable for NT Marcell Dareus' return from a hamstring injury.

Dareus has sat out the last two games after injuring his hamstring at practice. The former All-Pro has yet to see the field in 2016 after serving a four-game suspension to begin the year. Corbin Bryant has been filling in at nose tackle.
Oct 17 - 5:21 PM

Bills declared NT Marcell Dareus, QB Cardale Jones, OL Gabe Ikard, OT Seantrel Henderson, C Patrick Lewis, OT Cyrus Kouandjio and TE Gerald Christian inactive for Week 6 against the 49ers.

It's a quiet week for the Bills, who have been without Dareus since his four-game suspension ended. He's week to week, with a shot at returning in Week 7.
Oct 16 - 11:32 AM

Bills NT Marcell Dareus (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Week 6.

Dareus' suspension ended two weeks ago, but he hasn't been able to suit up on game days due to the hamstring injury. We're considering him "week to week."
Oct 14 - 12:22 PM

Bills coach Rex Ryan said he's "not optimistic" about NT Marcell Dareus (hamstring) playing against the 49ers in Week 6.

Dareus hurt his hamstring last Friday, and has yet to resume practicing. It looks like Corbin Bryant will draw another start at nose tackle against the 49ers. Dareus was reinstated last week after serving a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
Oct 13 - 1:43 PM

Bills declared NT Marcell Dareus, C Gabe Ikard, QB Cardale Jones, T Cyrus Kouandjio, C Patrick Lewis, CB Corey White and RB Jonathan Williams inactive for Week 5 against the Rams.

Dareus (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Friday but couldn't get the green light. Charles Clay (knee), Jerome Felton (back), Stephon Gilmore (ankle), Cordy Glenn (ankle), LeSean McCoy (hand) and Jonathan Meeks (foot) are all active for Buffalo.
Oct 9 - 3:03 PM

Updating a previous item, Bills NT Marcell Dareus (hamstring) is not expected to play Sunday at Los Angeles.

Dareus suffered the hamstring injury in practice this week. The Bills played solid run defense without Dareus in the lineup the first four weeks and still pose a daunting matchup for Todd Gurley. It's unclear what kind of shape Dareus is in after he reported to the team following a four-game suspension.
Oct 9 - 8:52 AM

Bills DT Marcell Dareus (questionable, hamstring) will play Sunday.

Dareus will start in his first game back from suspension. He was limited in practice Friday, but Buffalo's decision to activate him confirms he'll be in the lineup. Dareus is expected to be on a snap count.
Oct 8 - 6:54 PM

Bills DT Marcell Dareus suffered a hamstring injury in Friday's practice and is questionable for Week 5 against the Rams.

Coach Rex Ryan wouldn't commit to Dareus playing coming off his four-game ban.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 7 - 12:23 PM

Bills DT Marcell Dareus' four-game suspension has ended.

Dareus entered rehab after the suspension was announced in August, but he is expected back with the team this week. GM Doug Whaley said he will not play a full complement of snaps right out of the gate, but Dareus' return is a boost for a defense which has turned the corner the last two weeks. Buffalo will also get back RT Seantrel Henderson.
Oct 3 - 10:55 AM

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PosRoleName
QB1Tyrod Taylor
2E.J. Manuel
3Cardale Jones
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Gillislee
3Reggie Bush
4Jonathan Williams
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Gillislee
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Reggie Bush
FB1Jerome Felton
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Justin Hunter
4Percy Harvin
WR21Robert Woods
2Brandon Tate
3Marcus Easley
WR31Marquise Goodwin
TE1Charles Clay
2Nick O'Leary
3Gerald Christian
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Cyrus Kouandjio
LG1Richie Incognito
C1Ryan Groy
2Patrick Lewis
RG1John Miller
RT1Jordan Mills
2Seantrel Henderson
K1Dan Carpenter