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Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus had something of breakout third season in 2013, setting career highs in tackles and sacks while finishing the season as PFF's seventh-ranked defensive tackle in terms of rushing the passer, per Pro Football Focus.
Since making a trip to the Pro Bowl, the offseason has not been so kind.
Dareus followed up a pair of offseason arrests by showing up for training camp out of shape. So out of shape, in fact, that the 24-year-old failed his conditioning test.
Buffalo head coach Doug Marrone told Mike Rodak of ESPN, "He's not the only one, but obviously you want your players to come in and be ready to go. We're here for a long period of time and we'll make up for it."
Rodak also passed along word that Dareus won't re-take the test until later this week at the earliest:
ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio reports that Marcell Dareus arriving at Bills camp today. Will not re-take conditioning test until at least Thursday.
— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) July 21, 2014
Given Dareus' recent run-ins with the law and penchant for arriving late to team meetings, this latest misstep would seem cause for more than a little concern, but Marrone didn't sound too worried.
"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. I think that's what he'll be ready to do and that's been my conversations with him."