Statement from Bills DT Marcell Dareus

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Statement from Marcell Dareus

After careful consideration of recent events within my life, I have made the decision to enter a rehabilitation facility. I feel this is the best decision for me, my family and my teammates as I move forward with my career. I appreciate the support of my teammates and the Bills organization through this process.

Team statement

We are fully supportive of Marcell and this decision to take the time he needs to seek treatment.

GM Doug Whaley comments on Dareus' decision

Bills GM Doug Whaley commented prior to Saturday's game on Dareus' decision.

"He's family and we are being supportive of him of this step in his life," Whaley said. "I told you guys we wouldn't give up on him and again we wholeheartedly support this effort.

"He's with the team, but he won't be playing today."

With respect to a timetable for Dareus' return to the club full-time following his stay in a rehab facility, Whaley stated there is no timetable with such a process.

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