Bills fans can take a fairly large sigh of relief: top draft pick Marcell Dareus, who was on crutches after practice yesterday, is apparently going to be fine. During a radio interview on KISS 98.5, Dareus clarified what happened in practice Wednesday:
“I got kicked in my calf and they said I bruised a muscle and they didn’t want to take a risk, so they sent me out of practice and I got some treatment,” Dareus said. ”We were stretching it out trying to get it back well.”
Dareus says that he’s hoping to play in Saturday’s preseason contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Meanwhile, the news was not nearly as good for LB Reggie Torbor.
Bills head coach Chan Gailey announced today that Torbor has been placed on the injured reserve list, ending his season. The official cause is a shoulder injury. Last season Torbor also landed on IR after tearing his labrum.
This might explain the Bills’ decision to bring in Kirk Morrison. (Morrison has not yet officially signed a deal, but is expected to do so when he arrives in Buffalo.) Of course, Torbor had been looking pretty bad in preseason thus far, so the Morrsion signing might have happened anyway. In fact, this might be a blessing for Torbor, as at least he’ll get paid this season. There’s a very real chance he would have been cut had he stayed healthy.