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Dareus starting at left DE

Buffalo Bills first-round draft pick Marcell Dareus started at left defensive end on the team's three-man defensive line to open training camp today. That's right where one would expect him. His 319-pound body is on the strong side of the offense's running formation.

Here's how the starting Bills defense lined up: Line -- LDE: Dareus. NT: Kyle Williams. RDE: Dwan Edwards. Linebackers -- Strong-side OLB: Chris Kelsay. ILB: Andra Davis. ILB: Reggie Torbor. Weak-side OLB: Shawne Merriman. Cornerbacks: Terrence McGee and Leodis McKelvin. Free safety: Jairus Byrd. Strong safety: George Wilson. Cornerback Drayton Florence had to watch from the sideline because he's not allowed to practice until Aug. 4.

Here was the second-team defense: DL: Alex Carrington, Torell Troup, Spencer Johnson. LBs: Antonio Coleman, Arthur Moats, Chris White, Aaron Maybin. CBs: Aaron Williams, Justin Rogers. Safeties: Jon Corto, Bryan Scott. Rookie third-round draft pick Kelvin Sheppard will likely step in for White when he arrives at camp.

The starting offensive linemen were, left to right: Demetrius Bell, Andy Levitre, Eric Wood, Kraig Urbik and Erik Pears. The second-string offensive linemen were, left to right: Ed Wang, Mike Rinehart, Geoff Hangartner, Mansfield Wrotto and Chris Hairston. The third-team offensive linemen were, left to right: Wang, Colin Brown, Michael Switzer, Isaiah Thompson and Jason Watkins.

---Mark Gaughan


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