ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is trying to move forward, after an arrest earlier this month in Alabama.
The Pro Bowl tackle hit the field with the team today for the first day of OTA’s, trying to put the past behind him.
“I’m at home, and I’m away from all the mess. I can focus, and really just be myself and have fun,” said Dareus.
“Getting on track and staying focused. Every time he is here and in this building, that is what we see. I’ve always told Marcell that,” said head coach Doug Marrone. “The more that he can be here the better job he seems to do. Just going to stay on it, keep communicating and keep working. That way he obtains the goals that we want him to obtain.”
Dareus said he has had conversations with Bills management, mostly focusing on maturity.
“They really put a lot of emphasis on it, we sat and talked as a group. They believe in me, they know I’m not a troubled guy. They know that I’m not the person who’s trying to look for any trouble…things happen, we’re moving forward and they know I’m going to grow into the guy they want me to be,” said Dareus.