Marcell Dareus sidelined at camp

Updated: July 21, 2014, 4:53 PM ET
By Mike Rodak | ESPN.com

PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus failed a conditioning test after reporting to training camp last week.

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AP Photo/Lynne SladkyMarcell Dareus' charges will be dropped and his criminal record expunged if he successfully completes the pre-trial intervention program.

"He's not the only one, but obviously you want your players to come in and be ready to go," coach Doug Marrone said Sunday. "We're here for a long period of time and we'll make up for it."

Dareus remained on the active/non-football injury list as the Bills held their first training camp practice Sunday evening.

Dareus is expected to report to camp on Monday, but won't re-take the conditioning test until Thursday, at the earliest, a team source told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio.

It's the latest setback for Dareus, who was arrested twice this offseason and could face an NFL-imposed suspension.

Marrone, however, was optimistic about Dareus.

"He'll be in shape and ready to play," Marrone said. "Right now he needs to focus on getting himself ready, getting himself on the field, and focus on football.

"I think that's what he'll be ready to do and that's been my conversations with him."

Mike Rodak

ESPN Buffalo Bills reporter

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