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Marcell Dareus passes physical

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Bills defensive tackles Marcell Dareus and Alan Branch passed physicals on Thursday, per the NFL’s transactions.

By passing their physicals, Dareus and Branch are now cleared to practice. The 24-year-old Dareus failed a conditioning test last week and had been placed on the non-football injury list, while Branch was placed on the non-football illness list.

ESPN’s Field Yates first reported Dareus and Branch had passed physicals.

Dareus and Branch are key members of the Bills’ defensive line, with Dareus (7.5 sacks in 2013) a potential standout. However, off-field issues have been a concern with Dareus, the Bills’ 2011 first-round pick.

In other Bills roster moves, the club waived/injured first-year cornerback Brandon Smith and was awarded undrafted rookie center Jared Wheeler on waivers from Carolina. Wheeler is a Miami (Fla.) product.

The Bills are at the 90-player roster limit.

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6 Responses to “Marcell Dareus passes physical”
  1. mattypbillsmafia says: Jul 24, 2014 6:35 PM

    They injured Brandon smith? Dang, things getting outta control in camp.

  2. tooz72 says: Jul 24, 2014 6:46 PM

    but not a basic math test

  3. whenwilliteverend says: Jul 24, 2014 7:10 PM

    Now the question will be can he stay out of jail.

  4. mackcarrington says: Jul 24, 2014 7:55 PM

    Ok, so he shaved .02 seconds off his sprint time or did 1 more bench press. I guess progress is progress.

  5. catquick says: Jul 24, 2014 8:29 PM

    On to business!

  6. warjag55 says: Jul 24, 2014 10:56 PM

    Like this was not going to happen

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