Dareus missed consecutive practices earlier in the week while recovering from an illness, but returned to a full workload Friday. Assuming he avoids any type of setback, he looks good to go for Sunday's game versus the Chargers.
Dareus is dealing with an illness and was held out of practice Wednesday, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
Dareus only played 12 defensive snaps in his Jaguars debut Sunday against the Bengals but made an impact during his time on the field, logging three tackles. Unless the illness prevents him from getting back on the practice field by Friday, Dareus should be good to go for the Week 10 matchup with the Chargers. He could potentially take on a larger role now that he's had more time to get acclimated with his new team.
The move is a curious one, as the Bills sit firmly in the playoff picture as one of five AFC teams with a 4-2 record or better. Joining forces with former Buffalo head coach and the current boss in Jacksonville, Doug Marrone, Dareus will firm up a Jaguars defense that has been susceptible to the run to the tune of 138.6 yards per game conceded on the ground. On the season, Dareus has played just 33 percent of the Bills' defensive snaps to date, which has translated to eight tackles, including one sack, in five games.
Dareus was excused from Monday's practice for personal reasons. Now that he's confirmed to be back with the team, there doesn't seem to be any concern over his availability for Sunday's tilt with Tampa Bay.
Dareus has been excused from Monday's practice for personal reasons, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
We'll see if Dareus is able to return to practice later in the week following the team's bye, as he's reportedly back home in Alabama. While players often miss practices for personal reasons, Dareus' situation always merits an extra eye because of his constant struggle with injuries and off-the-field issues, though we'll note that there's been no indication that this is more than just an excused day away from the team.
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