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Bills' Dareus to enter rehab

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Posted at 3:12 PM, Aug 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-20 15:12:20-04

Two hours before the Buffalo Bills' second preseason game of 2016, they announced running back Karlos Williams was released by the team, and just an hour before is the latest development in Marcell Dareus' career.

The team announced on Saturday afternoon that Dareus, one of the team's best players and top defensive lineman, will enter a rehabilitation facility. Dareus was just suspended by the NFL for four games after violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Dareus issued the following statement from the team: 

“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.”

The Bills also issued a statement of their own in support of Dareus:

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

Dareus will be inelgible to play for the Bills for the first four games of the 2016 season.

Twitter: @JoeBuscaglia