The Buffalo Bills have traded defensive tackle MarcellDareus to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a sixth-round pick in 2018. In return, the Bills will receive a sixth-round pick that can eventually turn into a fifth-rounder based on his performance. He was the team's highest-paid player, having signed a six-year extension worth up to $96 million in 2015.
The Bills are able to save $8 million in cap space, but;leaves Buffalo with $10.66 and $14.2 million dollars in dead cap space the remainder of the 2017 season and in 2018.
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In his first several months as Buffalo Bills general manager, Brandon Beane has shed some notable players via trade. He definitely would've been a guy we would've talked about after the season [with] how does he fit going forward, but this opportunity came up and again, we thought it was a win for Marcell and obviously for the Bills as well. He also made the Pro Football Writers of America all-Rookie team in 2011 after the Bills drafted him third overall.
"Jacksonville reached out to us today, we thought about it and thought it was a good move for the Bills and Marcell", Beane told reporters on a conference call late Friday night. A month later, police in Hamburg, NY arrested Dareus in connection with a drag race that resulted in an accident. So far in 2017, Dareus has only managed to accumulate eight tackles and a sack, however, Pro Football Focus now has him down with a grade of 80.0.
The Jaguars (4-3) opted to keep Jones over Roy Miller - who is now with Kansas City, and he hasn't played badly - but Jacksonville doesn't have an experienced backup behind him. The seventh-year pro out of Alabama already has two Pro Bowls to his resume.