Dareus was sent home during the preseason for violating a team rule, so it’s clear that the new regime won’t tolerate as much as the old management did.
It’s worth mentioning that it would be difficult for the Bills to move on from Dareus in the near future, but it could still be an option, depending on how things go.
Dareus, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Bills back in 2011. He signed a massive seven-year, $103.2 million contract that included $60 million guaranteed with the Bills back in 2015.
Dareus stands to make base salaries of $9.75 million (2017), $9.92 million (2018), $8.33 million (2019), $12.35 million (2020) and $1.24 million (2021) over the remainder of the contract.
In 2016, Dareus appeared in eight games after he was suspended for the first four games of the season. He finished with 39 tackles, 3.5 sacks, and a pass defense.
We’ll have more regarding Dareus’ future with the Bills as the news is available.