Marcell Dareus back at practice, four days after brother’s murder

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Only four days after the murder of his 19-year-old brother, Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus returned to the practice field today (Credit: AP Photo)

Only four days after his 19-year-old brother was murdered, Marcell Dareus is back on the practice field with the Buffalo Bills.

Dareus was on the field at the start of practice today. Dareus traveled to Alabama to be with his family when he learned of his brother’s murder shortly after the Bills’ loss to the Jets on Sunday, but Wednesday’s practice was the only one he missed.

Bills coach Chan Gailey said on Wednesday that the team wanted Dareus to take whatever time he thought he needed, but that Dareus had already said he wanted to play in Sunday’s home opener against the Chiefs and would be back.

A 20-year-old man named Jon Staggs Jr. has been charged with capital murder in the killing of Dareus’s brother and two other young men.

Hopefully playing in Sunday’s game will help Dareus get through this rough time.

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