Jason Cole of B/R reports the Bills are angry with DT Marcell Dareus for not taking care of his himself and working out during his four-game suspension to open the season.
According to Cole, there are some within the Bills who would like to part ways with Dareus. However, he’s guaranteed $12 million moving forward, so this would obviously be an expensive and difficult move for the Bills to make.
Dareus, 26, 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 last year.
Dareus stands to make base salaries of $7.9 million (2016), $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.
According to OverTheCap.com, the best the Bills could do to move on from Dareus next year would be to designate him as a post-June 1 release, which would free up just $250,000 of cap space while creating a staggering $16.15 million of dead money.
It would make more sense for the Bills to wait until 2018 and then designate him as a post-June 1 release, as this would improve the cap saving to $13 million and create just $3.78 million in dead money.
In 2016, Dareus has been limited to appearing in just one game and has recorded four tackles and a sack for the Bills.