Bills Settled at SJF, Dareus Placed on Active/Non-Football Injury List

Bills Settled at SJF, Dareus Placed on Active/Non-Football Injury List

Bills kickoff training camp Sunday night at 6:00
One day after the Bills reported to training camp at St. John Fisher in Pittsford, the team placed defensive tackle Marcell Dareus to the active/non-football injury list.

No word yet from Dareus or the Bills why he was placed on the list. The Bills spent the morning taking conditioning tests at SJF.

The Pro Bowl defender has made a fair share of headlines during the offseason.

Darres was arrested on May 5th for felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia charges in Alabama. On May 30th, he was arrested in Hamburg, NY and charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving and participating in an illegal speed contest.

The Bills sat Dareus for the final two weeks of organized team activities in early June.

The 24-year old Pro Bowl DT can be removed from the list at any time and does count against the 90-man roster limit.

The Bills also added guard to the same active/non-football injury list and Leodis McKelvin was removed from the active/physically unable to perform list.

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With a new defensive coordinator in Jim Schwartz and the season-ending injury to leading tackler Kiko Alonso, this year's training camp in Pittsford is of utmost importance to the Bills defense.

"It does start here. We want to be a very stingy defense and that's what we have to do," says defensive end Manny Lawson. "Instead of trying to go in there like a speeding bullet, go in there, thud [the offense] up, show them that you made the tackle."

Building an identity and improving on a team that had the 20th ranked defense in the NFL will be key for a team that has yet failed to reach the playoffs in every season since 1999.

"We're going to be in good shape because we're going to practice a lot against a no-huddle offense. They're going to have to be in shape because they're going to run it," says defensive tackle Kyle Williams. "I think it's going be good two-fold. It's always about getting in and polishing and working on things and getting ready for September."
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