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Marcell Dareus

Marcell Dareus - #99 - DT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 331 lbs.
Birthday 03/13/1990
Birthplace Birmingham, AL
College Alabama
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 1st round, 3rd pick by Bills


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Tuesday's 60-second rant: Bills "D" not getting it done vs. AFC East

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
The Bills' defense, especially up front, is not living up to its lofty expectations in two division losses.

Key matchup: Patriots interior O-line vs. Bills defensive tackles

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
If the Bills want to upset the Patriots for the second year in a row, they’ll need to disrupt Tom Brady, something they can do up the gut.

Bills DT Dareus excused after brother killed

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
Bills DT Marcell Dareus has been excused to be with his family after his younger brother was shot and killed last weekend.

Bills DL coach: Williams has 'no holes in his game'

Posted March 16, 2012 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
Bills defensive line coach Giff Smith tells PFW what Mario Williams will bring to Buffalo's front line.

Bills' defense remains priority despite improvement

Posted Jan. 05, 2012 @ 8:32 p.m. ET
Bills D-line coach Giff Smith talked to PFW about the impressive rookie season from Marcell Dareus and what needs to be improved for next season.

Rookie Meter: Newton, Miller poised to repeat history

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 5:12 p.m. ET
The top two picks from the 2011 draft, Cam Newton and Von Miller, are the leading candidates for the respective Rookie of the Year awards at the midseason point.

The First Fifteen: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
We look at the muddled AFC playoff picture with several pivotal games this week, including a key Bills-Jets matchup; some rookie quarterbacks trying to join rare air; and plenty more.

Dareus ignites Bills' pass rush in shutout win

Posted Oct. 31, 2011 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Bills' pass rush had been nonexistent through six games, but it exploded on Sunday for nine sacks in a 23-0 win over the punchless Redskins.

Dareus making early impact on Bills' D-line

Posted Oct. 06, 2011 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
The Bills drafted DE Marcell Dareus third overall to be an immediate contributor, and he hasn't disappointed.

Rookie Meter: Smith had a quarter to remember

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 7:44 p.m. ET
Ravens WR Torrey Smith, the speedster out of Maryland, had three first-quarter touchdowns in a debut for the ages on Sunday.

Preseason Rookie Meter

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 10:08 p.m. ET
In the first Rookie Meter of the season, Broncos OLB Von Miller, the second overall pick from April's draft, gets the nod as the league's best rookie with an eye on the upcoming season.

Wannstedt brings experience, schemes to Bills

Posted Aug. 10, 2011 @ 8:50 p.m. ET
The newest face at Bills camp, Dave Wannstedt, looks to improve the team's defense by using 3-4 and 4-3 schemes with some young talent.

Insider: Patriots targeting veteran wideout?

Posted June 02, 2011 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
One NFL insider suspects that the Patriots will address their need for a downfield threat at the WR position with a veteran free agent.

Dareus joins Bills' players' workout in Buffalo

Posted May 25, 2011 @ 7:15 p.m. ET
Bills top draft pick Marcell Dareus flew to Buffalo to work out with his new teammates, arriving Wednesday for a session at a suburban sports complex that included 30-plus Bills players.

Jasper overcomes enormous odds on journey to NFL

Posted May 19, 2011 @ 3:53 p.m. ET
The Bills made one of the most obscure picks of the 2011 NFL draft, taking Michael Jasper, whose road to the NFL involves a dedicated scout, an inspirational mother and a motivated young man.

Lockout limbo: Bills report

Posted May 12, 2011 @ 9:33 a.m. ET
The Bills don't have many key free agents, nor do they have to learn new schemes with a new coach, putting them in decent position during the lockout considering their 4-12 record last season.

Dareus ready to make his own mark on Bills defense

Posted May 07, 2011 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The Bills used the third overall pick in the draft to select Alabama's Marcell Dareus, who said he is ready to come in and help the team's run defense.


Posted Sept. 17, 2012
Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was excused Monday after he returned home to his native Alabama following the game. Dareus is back with his family to mourn the loss of his younger brother, who was shot and killed during a burglary in a suburb of Birmingham, Ala., on Sept. 9.||||||| Though it's unclear when Dareus will return to practice, he is expected to play Sunday.
Posted Sept. 13, 2012
Dareus has returned to practice after being excused to be with his family in Alabama to mourn the shooting death of his younger brother.||||||| Though absent in the locker room before practice, Dareus was on the field working out Thursday afternoon. That means he should be ready to play in the Bills' home-opener against Kansas City on Sunday.
Posted Sept. 12, 2012
Dareus has been excused to be with his family after his younger brother was one of three people shot and killed in a suburb of Birmingham, Ala., last weekend.||||||| Coach Chan Gailey expressed his condolences to Dareus and his family. Gailey added on Wednesday that Dareus plans to return in time to play in Buffalo's home-opener against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Dareus' younger brother, Simeon Gilmore, was one of three people shot and killed during a burglary in Pelham, Ala., on Sunday. Authorities said 20-year-old Jon Staggs Jr. has been charged with capital murder and burglary.
Posted Aug. 24, 2011
A person familiar with defensive lineman Marcell Dareus' ankle injury has told The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills are awaiting tests to determine its severity after the rookie first-round draft pick was hurt in practice.||||||| The injury occurred in practice Wednesday, during a portion that is closed to reporters. Dareus was briefly spotted walking on crutches in the locker room after practice. He was drafted third overall out of Alabama in April, and is being counted on to make an immediate impact in improving what was a porous defense last year.
Posted July 29, 2011
A person familiar with the deal said Friday that Dareus agreed to a four-year, $20.4 million contract.||||||| Selected third overall out of Alabama, Dareus signed about 90 minutes before the Bills were to take the field for conditioning in suburban Rochester. The first practice is Saturday.