• by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Bills sign DT Marcell Dareus to six-year, $108M contract extension

    The Bills have signed defensive tackle Marcell Dareus to a six-year, $108 million contract extension, according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. It includes $65 million guaranteed and a $25 million signing bonus. The 2011 first-round pick (third overall) was entering the final year of his rookie contract. He was due to make $8.06 million in 2015, per Rotoworld.com The 6-foot-3, 319-pound lineman has totaled 202 tackles (140 solo) and 28 1/2 sacks in his four-year career. He also has 12 pass defenses.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: Bills offer lucrative six-year deal to DT Marcell Dareus

    The Bills have offered defensive tackle Marcell Dareus a six-year deal worth more than $90 million, an NFL source has told the Buffalo News. Dareus has been a full-time starter for four seasons and has contributed to an average of more than 50 tackles a year.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Bills make contract extension for DT Marcell Dareus priority

    The Bills have made completing a contract extension for defensive tackle Marcell Dareus a priority, the team announced. Dareus is entering the final year of his contract, and general manager Doug Whaley said he is optimistic that the team can work out an extension for the Pro Bowler. "I'm optimistic, I am," said Whaley. "Now will it come to fruition? There are a lot of moving parts, but I'm optimistic when both sides are trying to find a solution where everybody feels they win. We've exchanged proposals and we're working hard. We want to get this thing done," said Whaley. "Something of this magnitude is going to take some time, but we're confident that both sides want to get this done." Dareus recorded 48 tackles and 10 sacks in 15 games for the Bills last season.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Bills DT Marcell Dareus back at Thursday's OTA session

    After missing Wednesday's OTA session due to a non-injury issue, Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was back practicing Thursday, reports ESPN.com. Dareus has been eager to sign a contract extension with the team.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Bills DT Marcell Dareus, WR Percy Harvin miss OTA's

    The Bills were dealing with a couple of non-injury related absences at organized team activities on Wednesday, per ESPN.com. Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and wide receiver Percy Harvin were both absent on Wednesday. Coach Rex Ryan said that injuries did not play a factor in their absences. "No, there's something else [besides an injury]," Ryan said. "We'll let them address it, if they want to."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Bills DT Marcell Dareus in wait and see mode over contract talks

    Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus said he is eager to work out a contract extension with the Bills, but he knows he must perform on the field regardless of his contract status, reports the team's official website. "We'll wait and see what the Bills do," Dareus said. "It weighs on me heavily. Heavily. I've got to go out there and really perform and do what I have to do, which I always do—really have fun with it. Whatever the outcome is, is the outcome. However they want to play it is how they play it. I'm excited. I'm excited for the upcoming year." Dareus will be suspended for the season opener as a result of an off-field incident last year and he said he's ready to move on. "I'm happy we can finally move forward. It's been hanging over my head for a while," he said. "Just happy we can move forward and I can prepare myself for the season and just happy to be with my friends, my guys, my real family. Just really feeling a lot better right now."

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Report: Bills still want to extend Marcell Dareus

    The Bills still want to extend the contract of defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, according to a report by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Despite the one-game suspension levied by the league against Dareus on Thursday, the team still hopes to have an extension wrapped up before the start of training camp. 2015 is scheduled to be the last season of Dareus' current contract. He'll make $8.06 million.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Bills DT Marcell Dareus suspended by NFL for banned substance

    The Bills will be hosting Indianapolis in Week 1 of the 2015 season. But Buffalo defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will not be participating. Dareus has been suspended by the league for the opener for violating its substance abuse policy, Fox Sports has reported. He released the following statement that confirmed it. Last year, I made a mistake involving possession of a banned substance. The NFL's discipline for this conduct is part of the drug policy, and I apologize to my family, my teammates, the entire Bills organization and Bills fans that I will miss one game as a result of my mistake. I will work intensely that week and will be extremely happy to contribute to a win in Week 2 for the Bills. The loss of Dareus is significant, at least for that game. He racked up 48 tackles and 10 sacks a year ago.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Car-racing charges dropped against Bills DT Marcell Dareus

    Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus reached a plea agreement with prosecutors to have car-racing charges against him dropped, reports the Associated Press. Dareus was facing misdemeanor charges for crashing his car into a tree in Buffalo last year. Instead, Dareus will be issued two traffic violations for failing to keep right and imprudent speed. If Dareus had pleaded guilty to the charges, which included reckless endangerment, Dareus would've faced NFL disciplinary action, but the league is expected to review the plea agreement.

  • by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

    Bills to make contract extension with DL Marcell Dareus a priority

    Bills general manager Doug Whaley has made it clear that the team wants to get a contract extension done with defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, reports the Buffalo News. "In the near future," Whaley said. "He will be priority No. 1 once the dust settles post-draft, maybe even before then, just to get the ball rolling." Dareus, 25, has only missed one game in his four-year career with the Bills, recording 202 total tackles, 28.5 sacks, 12 passes defensed and two forced fumbles. The two-time Pro Bowler is playing in the last year of his rookie contract.