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Six weeks ago, Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone expressed confidence that defensive tackle Marcell Dareus had straightened himself out. Marrone benched Dareus for the first quarter of the penultimate game after arriving late to team meetings. The very next day, Dareus showed up late again and got benched for the first half of the season finale. "I'm sure that he was disa…

Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley released the following statement today on defensive tackle Marcell Dareus: “We are, obviously, disappointed with this latest development involving Marcell Dareus. We will be in contact with the league regarding the situation and continue to offer support and assistance to Marcell.” Dareus, 24, was arrested Monday night in Ala…

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Marcell Dareus may have put the Buffalo Bills in a serious hole to start their crucial 2014 campaign. With a new owner on the horizon and jobs on the line, Dareus could watch the first quarter of this season from his sofa. The NFL can suspend the Pro Bowl defensive tackle four games for Monday night's arrest on felony charges of possessing a controlled substance and drug…

Buffalo Bills Pro Bowl defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was arrested Monday night in Cleburne County, Ala. Dareus was arrested by an Alabama for felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was held for about 30 minutes and released, according to a spokeswoman for the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office. According to the website Tidesp…

The Buffalo Bills have once again found themselves linked to the No. 1 overall pick in next month's NFL Draft. In his "Monday Musings" column this morning, CBS Sports' Pete Prisco mentions the Bills as a team that may want to trade up with the Houston Texans for the top spot. The target, according to Prisco, would be South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Prisco m…

Last week at the NFL owners meetings, I asked Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone who his most underrated player is. "I don't know," Marrone said as he leaned back in his chair. "I never thought about that question." Marrone went through some names out loud: Marcell Dareus, but he went to the Pro Bowl; Kiko Alonso, but he almost won defensive rookie of the year; Eric Wood p…

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Throughout another unfulfilling Buffalo Bills season, new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine's work was a glowing highlight. Flip that switch. Pettine's gone, and for the fifth time in six seasons, the Bills will name another defensive coordinator. The Cleveland Browns just announced they have hired Pettine to be their new head coach. The Bills must regroup. Pettine co…

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Based on feedback I've received from Buffalo Bills fans, the general consensus goes something like this: Paul Posluszny is a stiff. Kiko Alonso is a legend. The NFL community disagreed Monday night, when former Bills captain Posluszny and not Alonso was sent to the Pro Bowl as the second alternate at inside linebacker. [bn_tweet url="https://twitter.com/coachminnierNC/s…

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Cleveland Browns fans aren't as excited about the possibility of Mike Pettine as Buffalo Bills fans are worried about losing him. Cleveland sounds like it's in full-scale wallow mode over the Browns' coaching search. At least that's the vibe I got during this morning's segment with "Kiley & Booms" on 92.3 The Fan. I totally get it. As a native Clevelander and someone…

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Buffalo Bills spent all season trying to reboot their organization. Culture change is more than a buzzword, especially for a team that has missed the playoffs 14 years running and is on its fifth head coach in the past 11 seasons. The Bills have stressed accountability and commitment all year, which makes it doubly -- or triply? -- troubling Marc…

The Buffalo Bills completed their third straight 6-10 season and fourth in the past five years today with a 34-20 loss to the New England Patriots in Gillette Stadium. Buffalo has now finished in last place in the AFC East for six straight seasons. In doing so, the Bills "earned" the ninth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, which will take place May 8-10 in New York City…

A week after being suspended for the first quarter of Buffalo’s home finale, Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is sitting out the entire first half of today’s season finale against the New England Patriots. News Sports Reporter Tim Graham is reporting that Dareus is taking a seat for the first 30 minutes today at Gillette Stadium for showing up late to a team meet…

Two Buffalo Bills defenders finished first at their positions in Pro Bowl fan balloting. Neither of them was chosen for the honor. Not yet anyway. But three Bills are going back. The NFL announced tonight Jairus Byrd, Kyle Williams and Mario Williams were chosen for the Pro Bowl. Fans already are decrying the omissions of defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and inside lineb…

Signs of the Buffalo Bills' resurrected defense can be found on the stat sheet and at the ballot box. Fan voting has closed for the Pro Bowl, and a pair of Bills defenders finished at the top of their positions. A late surge placed Marcell Dareus first at defensive tackle. Rookie Kiko Alosno remained first among inside linebackers and fourth among all defensive players. …

The Buffalo Bills shut out the Miami Dolphins today with breakout defensive tackle Marcell Dareus watching from the sideline for the first quarter . Bills coach Doug Marrone benched Dareus as punishment for breaking an unspecified team rule this week. Dareus said, "It was probably one of the hardest quarters I've ever played" because, well, he didn't. Corbin Bryant star…