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Marcell Dareus passes physical, back on active roster


Marcell Dareus' week is turning around.

The Pro Bowl defensive tackle is back on the Buffalo Bills' active roster after passing a physical Thursday, per the official transaction wire.

Dareus failed his conditioning test Sunday and was subsequently placed on the non-football injury list. One day later, Dareus entered a substance abuse program in an attempt to get felony drug charges dismissed. Those charges stemmed from a May arrest for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Dareus' rocky offseason continued with a June arrest for reckless endangerment following an alleged drag racing incident. He appears in court on Sept. 9.

The 2011 No. 3 pick was excellent last season, posting 7.5 sacks. His impressive campaign landed him at No. 62 on NFL Network's Top 100 Players list. 

His return to camp will be a welcome sight for a Bills team that hasn't made the playoffs since 1999.

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