While the Bills didn't receive much in terms of compensation, it's a sensible move for a team that has been in cap-clearing mode dating back to offseason trades of Ronald Darby and Sammy Watkins. The two-time Pro Bowler will likely move into the starting lineup ahead of nose tackle Abry Jones (6-foot-4, 318).
The Jaguars upgraded their defensive line for the present and future Friday night by acquiring Buffalo defensive tackle Marcell Dareus for a 2018 sixth-round draft pick. "We're honestly making every decision on what we think helps the Bills today and tomorrow", Beane said.
Beane, who replaced Whaley after he was sacked in May, and McDermott are in the midst of a restructuring of the Bills' roster and salary-cap structure. "We were trying to work with the young man".
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"If we can find something that's a win-win, we will do it but other than that, no, I don't expect anything to happen", Beane said.
While the move saves the Bills money on the salary cap this season and next, the Jaguars have a glut of cap space and were willing to take on the risk of adding Dareus, who has been suspended both for drug use and violating team rules in his career. Beane has not personally spoken with Boldin and there has been no discussion about a return to the Bills.
He played more than 50% of the Bills defensive snaps for the first time all season in Buffalo's last game against Tampa Bay. In 2015, the NFL suspended Dareus for the first game of the regular season for a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy after Dareus was arrested in Alabama in May 2014 for possession of marijuana.
Dareus, 27, was the number 3 overall pick in the 2011 draft.