ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus breaks into an infectious smile recounting the numerous reasons he had to be excited upon arriving at the team's headquarters.

His one-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy ended Tuesday.

He's one of the league's highest-paid players after signing a six-year $108 million contract extension last week. The Bills are coming off a season-opening 27-14 win over Indianapolis.

And Dareus acknowledged having ''a little more fire'' with the Super Bowl New England Patriots coming to town this weekend.

The fifth-year player says he's finally able to put behind the past - including two run-ins with police - and focus solely on the future while feeling like a true Buffalonian.

The native of Alabama joked he's even become accustomed to the cold.


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