​The Bills are getting it done on D this year. Now, they're reportedly putting their depth and talent to the test.


Per a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, Buffalo has dealt defensive tackle Marcel Dareus to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for a late-round draft pick.

​​The 27-year-old Dareus, a two-time Pro Bowler, provides a big boost for the Jaguars, one of the surprises of the NFL this year. It's a reunion of sorts, as Jags head coach Doug Marrone led the Bills in 2013 and '14, during which time Dareus posted the best numbers of his career.


A conditional pick may not sound like a huge haul for a talented player, but the Bills' motivations here are clear. Getting Dareus's contract off their ledger -- a six-year, $95 million deal signed before the start of the 2015 season -- gives them all the more breathing room under the salary cap.


We'll soon get to find out if Buffalo can get it done without the big Alabama man.


For Jacksonville, perhaps this is the kind of move that the unlikeliest of playoff runs are made of.