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Marcell Dareus may be out again this week

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2015, file photo, Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (99) heads to the field before playing the Miami Dolphins in an NFL football game, in Orchard Park, N.Y.  Bills star defensive tackle Marcell Dareus returns to practice on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, after serving a four-game suspension for violating the  NFL's substance abuse policy.  (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File) AP

The Bills defense has turned things around in recent weeks without the help of defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and it looks like there’s a good chance they’ll have to keep it going without him again this weekend.

Dareus remained out of practice on Thursday with the hamstring injury he suffered in practice last week after he became eligible to rejoin the team following his four-game suspension. He didn’t play in Los Angeles last week and coach Rex Ryan sounded like he was planning to be without him against the 49ers.

“I would say probably [less optimistic] because he hasn’t practiced the last two days,” Ryan said, via the team’s website. “We’re still not going to rule him out, but yeah I wish he could’ve practiced.”

Dareus isn’t the first player to come down with an injury after an extended layoff due to suspension or contract issues and there’s little the Bills can do other than wait for the hamstring to heal. When it does, the Bills defense should get a boost although, as mentioned, the unit has been doing pretty well without him of late.

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7 Responses to “Marcell Dareus may be out again this week”
  1. gah05 says: Oct 13, 2016 5:50 PM

    Nothing like freeloading.

  2. nflrule says: Oct 13, 2016 6:01 PM

    Too funny

  3. tfootball1234 says: Oct 13, 2016 6:24 PM

    Package him and a first rounder to pick a QB this spring.

  4. gah05 says: Oct 13, 2016 6:41 PM

    Obvious he is in not game shape, why the heck did he not get ready during his 4 weeks vacation? We don’t see Brady “pulling a hammy”…he prepared like a pro should.

    Yes bring him back, get his value up then trade him end of season for next year’s draft.

  5. unclebluck says: Oct 14, 2016 8:30 AM

    All one had to do was observe Darius on the Bills sideline this past week/game with his skin tight tank top to know this guy is totally out of shape and not ready to play…..SLOB!!!

  6. p716 says: Oct 14, 2016 9:44 AM

    This guy is off for 4 weeks and obviously did nothing to keep himself in shape. He is a bad actor and should get shipped for something. The only weight this clown can carry is a dime bag!

  7. nookers says: Oct 14, 2016 3:18 PM

    Shouldn’t have given him a new contract .. trade him now

    bills fans ..

    we want people that play . not think they are better than they actually have been.

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