Brandon Beane showed that he’s willing to part with just about any player on the Buffalo Bills’ roster since taking over as general manager.
Sammy Watkins, Ronald Darby, Cardale Jones, Reggie Ragland and Kevon Seymour were all players sent away leading up to the 2017 season. Could Marcell Dareus be next? According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the 2017 season could determine Dareus’ future with the Bills.
“I am told he is in a make-or-break year for the Buffalo Bills, needs to show this administration he is in fact all in, to stay with this team,” Rapoport said of Dareus on NFL Network’s Gameday Morning. “This is the same Marcell Dareus who got sent home for the third week of the preseason for violating a team rule. He does have a tough contract to get out from under, but this is a player — a really good player — who needs to show the team a lot during this 2017 season.”
As Rapoport mentioned, Dareus’ contract makes him difficult to move. Spotrac.com has Dareus with cap hits over $16 million this season and next year. The site mentions the team has a potential out after the 2018 season.
Dareus may not be the only player fighting to remain on the roster. In the NFL Gameday Morning segment with Rapoport, Mike Garafolo added, “On the day of final cuts, I heard from several people around the league, ‘If you play defense for the Bills, you were available via trade.”
It’s very possible that Beane is far from finished when it comes to moving players this season.
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