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Buffalo Bills news, 6/4: Marcell Dareus reactions and fallout

Local and national writers react to Marcell Dareus' most recent events - and OTAs kicked off again yesterday, too.

Jared Wickerham

OTA 4 - Watkins back in a big way -

"In fact, Watkins was arguably the best player on the field during team drills as the second week of organized team activities began for the Bills in Orchard Park. Watkins made eight receptions during the practice session with a handful coming in entertaining fashion."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Jim Kelly And Me

Mike Schopp writes a very personal article on his very professional relationship with Jim Kelly. Give it a read.

Dareus arrested

Dareus has run out of chances to straighten up - City & Region - The Buffalo News
"The Bills should have cut Dareus on Saturday and been done with him. Marrone said at the draft that he believes in second chances. How many does this make? Five? Dareus is an embarrassment to his head coach, and an insult to the memory of Ralph Wilson."

Doug Marrone Speaks about Marcell Dareus - VIDEO -
"Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone addresses questions regarding DT Marcell Dareus and other OTA items."

Marcell Dareus to miss rest of OTAs -
"It’s not a punishment," Marrone said. "I didn’t say, ‘Look, I need to get you out of here.’ I didn’t say, ‘I need you to stay’ and it wasn’t Marcell saying, ‘I don’t want to stay.’ It was a conversation of how are we going to move forward? How are we going to get this thing done? I’m taking a bigger role and I’m becoming more personally responsible."

Dareus’ drag race was closing in on intersection prior to crash - City & Region - The Buffalo News
"That’s because Pro Bowl lineman Marcell Dareus lost control of his 2012 Jaguar just after 3:15 p.m., crossed over two lanes of oncoming eastbound traffic, ran up over a curb, through some grass and the parking lot of the Mongolian Buffet restaurant before crashing into a tree, according to Hamburg Police. Uninjured, the 24-year-old Dareus then got out of his crumpled vehicle and fled the scene, police said." Yikes.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Marrone Will Help Dareus
"When players get into trouble it seems like Marrone takes it personally. He said, "Right, wrong of indifferent, when any player makes a poor decision, I always think of where I made a mistake."" Can't take it personally, coach. They are adults.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Hughes The Second Driver In Dareus Incident
Joe Buscaglia connects the dots to show Jerry Hughes was the second driver.

What are Buffalo Bills' free-agent options at DT? - ESPN
Need a veteran to plug a spot that isn't hemorrhaging? Mike Rodak has three guys to call because Alan Branch hasn't been at OTAs.

OTAs resume

Bills Roundup: Team Returns for Week 2 of OTAs - VIDEO -
"The team was back on practice field to kick off another week of OTAs. Head coach Doug Marrone and QB EJ Manuel discussed the recent Marcell Dareus situation. WR Sammy Watkins returned after missing time last week."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills OTA Observations: Day 4
Joe Buscaglia breaks down EJ Manuel's good day, discusses the struggles of draft picks Ross Cockrell and Randell Johnson, and recaps the day at OTAs.

Bills clicks

Anthony Dixon: "Feed me and I will produce" - VIDEO -
"Bills running back Anthony Dixon joined us in studio on The John Murphy Show to talk about why he decided to leave San Francisco and how he will fit in with the Bills backfield and on special teams."

Inside The Bills | New nickel competition healthy for Robey
Nickell Robey is trying to learn all he can from Corey Graham instead of worrying about the veteran taking his job.

Wynn hopes traveling days end with Bills - Sports - The Buffalo News
On his fifth team in six season, Jairus Wynn hope he can stick in a wide open battle at defensive end.

A team-by-team look at cap space available midway through offseason | ProFootballTalk
"Buffalo Bills: $7,578,856"

Bruton column: Hall of Fame worth the wait for Andre Reed - The Daily News Online: Sports
"It’s bigger than me. We all know what’s going on with the team, and all that kind of stuff. Jim’s on the sidelines and all this has been happening for the last six months," Reed said. "This is like a breath of fresh air. I’m glad I’m at the forefront of this."

Schnellenberger couldn't start Jim Kelly at Miami until it was digestible - BN Blitz - The Buffalo News
Coach: "There are only a few people that are either blessed or cursed with a natural, glorious presence. They want to give to everybody. They want to help everybody. Like, in the hospital. They tell me that when his visitors leave he'll inevitably get out of bed and ask the nurses who the sickest people are in the ward. He goes and peps them up.