Garafolo: Bills shopped a number of defensive players
While the Bills certainly weren’t shy about doing some housecleaning going into this season, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo says there could’ve been quite a bit more.
During an interview with NFL Insider Ian Rapoport that focused on the uncertain future of Marcell Dareus with the Bills, Garafolo mentioned that the defense could’ve seen additional changes.
“You know, on the day of final cuts, I heard from several people around the league…if you play defense for the Bills, you were available via trade. They had a lot of guys on that side of the ball they were potentially looking to move. [Marcell] Dareus may have been one of them.”
It’s important to note that Garafolo clarified his comments afterwards via twitter.
Spoke to a Bills official. To clarify on what I added, team shopped a # of defensive players, not all. Overstatement on my part. Apologies. https://t.co/R7zoKOjUg3
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 10, 2017
For his part, Dareus, the third overall selection in the 2011 draft, was blanked on the scoresheet during Buffalo’s 21-12 win over the New York Jets, while playing only 34 out of 58 defensive snaps.