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Marcell Dareus traded to Jaguars from Bills

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have traded for run-stuffing defensive lineman Marcell Dareus from the Buffalo Bills. The trade was for a 2018 sixth-round pick that can go up to a fifth-round pick based on performance.

The Bills have reportedly been trying to get rid of Dareus for some time now. According to a report published by CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, head coach Sean McDermott and first-year general manager Brandon Beane grew so tired of Dareus’ act — which included a dismissal from the team prior to the Bills’ Week 3 preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens, reportedly for being so late that other members of the team were already on the field stretching — that the team contemplated dealing Dareus prior to the September roster cut-downs.

The money still owed Dareus (his $16.1 million salary for 2017 is fully guaranteed as is $7.35 million in 2018, $8.335 million in 2019 salary, $12.35 million in 2020, and $12.4 million in 2021) was a major roadblock to a Dareus deal, according to La Canfora’s source.

But it looks like the Jaguars were willing to pay that price.

Look for the Jaguars’ run defense to improve in the second half of the season.