PITTSFORD, NEW YORK - Marcell Dareus made his Bills training camp debut Friday evening after passing his conditioning test the day before.
Dareus was a full participate in his first practice. Head coach Doug Marrone believes it won't take much time for the defensive lineman to get into the swing of things.
"Well it's pretty easy when you're a defensive lineman," Marrone said prior to practice Friday night. "I always said, I wanted to be like a D-Line coach. Right, right right. You can line up in a three technique to the right. Left, left, left. You can line up two wide to the left. So I think we're okay there from that stand point. And we'll bring him back and just watch him as he comes back."
While Dareus is back on the field, he has yet to speak to reporters since leaving OTA's following a second off-season arrest at the end of May. And his teammates hope this is where the questions about the big man stop.
"At this point in time, I think this will probably be the end of it," defensive lineman Kyle Williams said. "He's back out here on the field. He passed his conditioning test. We're ready to go. We'll see how everything pans out with all the off the field stuff. I'm sure there'll be a day for that. But right now, the good thing about it is he's in pads, we're practicing, and he's ready to go."
The Bills return to practice Saturday evening.