Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(PITTSFORD, N.Y.) – The Buffalo Bills opened their 2014 training camp over the weekend, but one of their best defensive players did not come prepared.
Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus failed a conditioning test when he reported to camp, the team has confirmed. Dareus remained on the active/non-football injury list as the Bills held their first training camp practice Sunday evening.
“He’s not the only one, but obviously you want your players to come in and be ready to go,” coach Doug Marrone said Sunday. “We’re here for a long period of time and we’ll make up for it.”
Dareus reportedly will not re-take the conditioning test until Thursday, at the earliest.
The Pro Bowler was also arrested twice this offseason and could face a suspension from the NFL. Nonetheless, Marrone expects him to play at a high level this season.
“He’ll be in shape and ready to play,” Marrone said. “Right now he needs to focus on getting himself ready, getting himself on the field, and focus on football.
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