ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus returned to the practice field Tuesday, after missing the last two weeks of OTA’s while his legal situation gets sorted out.
Dareus took some time off from practice, after crashing his car in an alleged street race last month in Hamburg. Earlier in May, police in Alabama arrested Dareus on felony drug-related charges.
The Bills are not making Dareus available for interviews this week, but his teammates offered their support today, remaining optimistic he can get everything back on track.
“I’m hoping that this is kind of a watershed moment for him, because he’s at a pivotal point in his career,” said defensive tackle Kyle Williams. “He can do a lot of great things in this league, and hopefully for this team and this town. Hopefully it’s a point, where it’s kind of an epiphany and he comes alive.”
“Just being out here and working out with him in the gym, his mind is on football when he’s here, and that’s all I can ask for,” said defensive end Manny Lawson. “The guy got a lot on his plate right now, and for him to come out here and let football be the key, and the main goal, that speaks highly of him.”
The Bills have two more days of mandatory minicamp practices before taking a month-long break leading up to training camp.