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Marcell Dareus | Defensive Lineman | #99

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 331
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (3) / BUF
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Bills DT Marcell Dareus (ankle) wasn't listed on the team's final injury report for Week 4 against the Falcons.
Dareus will be back in the fold Sunday after sitting out last week's game with a bad ankle. His return should send Cedric Thornton back to the bench. Sep 29 - 2:39 PM

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Bills DT Marcell Dareus (ankle) was upgraded to a full practice on Thursday.

It all but confirms that he'll be active for Sunday's game in Atlanta. Cedric Thornton started in his place last week against the Broncos.
Sep 28 - 1:59 PM

Bills DT Marcell Dareus (ankle) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.

The practice puts him on track to return this week after sitting out the win over the Broncos. DT Jerel Worthy (concussion) also looks on track to return after getting in a full practice Wednesday.
Sep 28 - 11:15 AM

Bills DT Marcell Dareus (ankle) is out for Week 3 against the Broncos.

Dareus played through the issue in Week 2, and should have a good shot at missing only one game.
Sep 22 - 1:29 PM

Bills DT Marcell Dareus (ankle) did not practice Thursday.

It is his second missed session in a row, putting his availability for Sunday in serious doubt. DT Jerel Worthy (concussion) is also likely to miss this week's game against the Broncos.
Source: ESPN
Sep 21 - 12:28 PM

Bills DT Marcell Dareus (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

Coach Sean McDermott admitted he's "concerned" Dareus may not be able to play Week 3 against the Broncos. The Bills are already without fellow DT Jerel Worthy, who has been in the concussion protocol for three weeks. Kyle Williams, Adolphus Washington, and Cedric Thornton are available on the interior.
Sep 20 - 9:52 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Bills DT Marcell Dareus is in a "make or break" season.

The Bills have already cleaned house, trading Sammy Watkins, Ronald Darby, and Reggie Ragland, and it sounds like Dareus could be the next to go if he does not stay on the straight and narrow. Dareus was removed from the third preseason game for violating a team rule, so he is not getting off to the best start. Dareus is entering the third year of a massive extension which runs through 2021.
Sep 10 - 9:36 AM

Bills DT Marcell Dareus won't face further discipline from the team after being sent home from Saturday's preseason game.

Dareus and coach Sean McDermott have apparently gotten on the same page. Although he doesn't think such a drastic move is on the horizon, reporter Joe Buscaglia doesn't rule out the team eventually "making an example out of" Dareus should he refuse to get on board with McDermott's program. Dareus has a long history of being a headache.
Source: ABC Buffalo
Aug 29 - 6:04 PM

Bills DT Marcell Dareus has been scratched from the third preseason game for violating a team rule.

Dareus was sent home from Baltimore and will be "evaluated for more discipline." The Bills should update Dareus' status after Saturday's game.
Source: ESPN
Aug 26 - 5:31 PM

Bills DT Marcell Dareus (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday.

Dareus ended up only missing a couple days. The Bills will likely take it slow as he works his way back, but he is good to go.
Aug 1 - 8:43 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports DT Marcell Dareus "tweaked his hamstring and could miss some camp time."

After a lost 2016, the Bills are counting on a bounce-back campaign from their stud defensive tackle. The injury doesn't seem like a long-term concern, but could cost Dareus some preseason reps. Before last season, Dareus had missed only two games in five years.
Jul 29 - 9:16 AM

Bills DC Leslie Frazier said he "couldn’t be happier" with the work DT Marcell Dareus has done this offseason.

"He’s all in," Frazier said, before adding Dareus can be "one of the most dominant interior defensive linemen" in the league if he keeps his head on straight. Injuries and suspension limited Dareus to just eight games last year, but it sounds like he is on track for a bounce back.
May 30 - 9:21 AM

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.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 09:27:00 AM

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.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 12:13:00 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.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 02:15:00 PM

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