ESPNFirst-year general manager Brandon Beane continued his overhaul of the Buffalo Bills’ roster, trading two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Marcell Dareus to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced Friday. The Bills will receive a 2018 sixth-round pick from Jacksonville. A source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the selection can become a fifth-round pick based on Dareus’ performance.
Despite the fact that they have an impressive (4-2) record, the Buffalo Bills continue to jettison pricey veterans, this time they have traded massive defensive tackle Marcell Dareus to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a sixth round pick (which can become a fifth rounder based on his performance). The 3rd overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Alabama, Dareus is an extremely talented player, when he is in shape and motivated. In 2016, Marcell Dareus was forced to enter rehab, so his off the field behavior is also a concern. The Jaguars get an excellent run defense, who will bolster their interior defensive line, but who makes a lot of money. Per ESPN“Dareus will have a salary-cap number of $5.73 million in 2017. His salary-cap number in 2018 will be $10.175 million, including $7.35 million guaranteed. His future salary-cap numbers will be $14.6 million (2019), $14.6 million (2020) and $14.65 million (2021). None of his contract is guaranteed after 2018.” Marcell Dareus joins a (4-3) Jaguars team, and reunited with Doug Marrone, his head coach in 2013 and 2014 with the Bills.