Pittsford N.Y.-Â Marcell Dareus finally at training camp at St. John Fisher College.Â Today,Â he has issued a statement.
Â The Bills defensive tackle said on the teams website thatÂ right nowÂ his focus is on earning the trust ofÂ his teammates, coaches and the fans while continuing to improve as a football player.
Â He says he hasÂ a passion for the game and wants to be here to help this organization achieve its goals.
Dareus is facing legal challenges including drug charges in his home state of Alabama.
On Monday, he agreed to enroll in a drug counseling program which would settle those charges.
He is also not in shape and will needÂ to retake a conditioning test before joining the team on the field.