EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 9: Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets looks to get off a pass as teammates Nick Mangold #74 and Santonio Holmes #10 block Marcell Dareus #99 and Stephon Gilmore #27 of the Buffalo Bills during an NFL game at MetLife Stadium on September 9, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Jets defeated the Bills 48-28. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has a lot on his plate at the moment. He's dealing with the murder of his 19-year-old brother, Simeon Gilmore, in an alleged triple homicide that happened over the weekend in Alabama.
Bills head coach Chan Gailey joined team personnel in standing behind Dareus today, and also told reporters that despite the tragedy, Dareus is likely to be back with the team in time for Sunday's Week 2 showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs.
In Sunday's loss to the New York Jets, the team dressed seven defensive linemen (three ends and four tackles); end Kyle Moore was the only player along the defensive line on the inactive list. Purely from a numbers standpoint, the Bills likely could have gotten by without Dareus this Sunday - they'd have simply activated Moore and played four ends and three tackles - but from the sounds of it, they won't have to.