"I have a passion for this game and I want to be here to help this organization achieve its goals," Dareus said. "There are things I need to work on professionally and personally to make sure I can be accountable to myself, my family, this team and this community. My focus will remain on achieving that goal one day at a time."
Dareus still is trying to resolve misdemeanor charges stemming from an alleged drag racing incident. His next court date is Sept. 9.
Dareus failed his conditioning test Saturday but is expected to work out on the sideline Tuesday. Coach Doug Marrone said Dareus would be tested again "when our weight coaches feel that he's ready."
Dareus was also arrested this offseason in Alabama and charged with possession of synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia. There could be a plea deal in that case, his lawyers told The Associated Press.
Per the paper, Dareus is being accused of reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of a crime involving property damage and reckless driving, along with other offenses.
Dareus was arrested in his home state of Alabama about a month ago when he was pulled over for speeding and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was found with synthetic marijuana.
The Bills picked up the fifth-year option on Dareus in late April, which will pay him more than $8 million in 2015. Once the legal process plays out, Dareus could face league discipline.
|4||9/28/14||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|5||10/5/14||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|8||10/26/14||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|11||11/13/14||@ MIA||8:25 pm|
|14||12/7/14||@ DEN||4:05 pm|
|16||12/21/14||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|17||12/28/14||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
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