The Buffalo Bills don’t know whether or not LeSean McCoy will play against the rival New England Patriots this week, but there appears to be little doubt that Marcell Dareus will be in action.
Dareus has not played at all this season, despite being the team’s highest-paid player. He was suspended for the first four games of the season, and has missed the last three with a hamstring injury he sustained in practice.
“Oh my god. I’m playing Sunday, man,” Dareus said Wednesday, via the Buffalo News. “I can’t wait. I’m ready to enjoy myself. Just happy to be out there with the guys. Running around, feeling good. We’re ready to go pull it off, man, we’re going to make it happen.”
Dareus said his recovery has gone as expected. Hamstring injuries are notorious for being among the worst when players come back from injury too quickly. Re-aggravating a hamstring injury instead of waiting an extra week can result in several missed games, which might be what’s happening with McCoy at the running back position.
Whatever the case, Dareus says he’ll be out there when the Bills face the Patriots in a pivotal matchup this week.