Buffalo Bills superstar Marcell Dareus says he's PUMPED to make his 2016 debut after serving his 4 game drug policy suspension -- explaining, "I sought out the help I need and I'm moving on."
Dareus joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show on FS1 and told us about the impact his life coach, Bruce Smith, has had on him ... and why he's more motivated than ever to be a great person and player.
Oh, and he also dishes out some smack talk to the L.A. Rams -- telling us how he plans to celebrate in Los Angeles if/when they upset the NFC West leaders.
The Buffalo Bills are retiring Bruce Smith's jersey Thursday night -- but the most stylish tribute will come from his old teammate Andre Reed.
Reed -- who played with Smith on the '90s Super Bowl team -- hit up Billy Hobbs of True Blue Customs (the guy who made Avery Williamson's 9/11 cleats) and asked him to pimp out a pair of Nike Air Force 1s.
The result -- a nautical blue and red tribute ... complete with the Bills logo and an image of the legendary defensive end right on the shoes.
It gets better ... we're told Andre and Bruce will autograph the kicks and auction them off -- with proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo.
Kroy Biermann and Kim Zolciak aren't letting Kroy's release from the Buffalo Bills get them down ... and they're throwing down some casino cash to prove it.
We got pics of the reality TV couple at Harrah's in Murphy, NC on Saturday ... one day after Kroy was cut. It appears he's cashing out, which is probably a good idea -- since his NFL paychecks might be coming to an end.
But then again, maybe not. Kroy sayshe's not retiring just yet, and sources close to the couple tell us ... he had a meeting scheduled with another team on Saturday. Based on where this photo was taken, possible suspects include the Panthers, Titans and his former team, the Falcons.
Kim Zolciak's left arm is getting a serious workout thanks to the 11 karats worth of ice her husband just put on her for their 5th anniversary.
Kroy Biermann slipped the new diamond on her a few months early, but you know Kim's not complaining. The couple got married on 11/11/11 ... hence the karat count for the gift, we're told.
Our sources say the NFL linebacker dropped $100k on the piece and keep in mind ... Kim was already hauling a 10 karat engagement rock! Modern etiquette says 5th anniversary gifts should be silverware -- but imagine her face if he'd gone that route.
Kroy's playing for the Buffalo Bills this season, so Kim's gonna be solo in Atlanta for a few months.
TMZ Sports has obtained footage from the night Buffalo Bills rookie running back Jonathan Williams was arrested for drunk driving ... and at one point he begs the officer for mercy because he just got drafted.
Williams -- who was selected in the 5th round of the 2016 Draft -- was pulled over on July 14th in Arkansas.
The cop clearly suspects Williams is drunk and gives him various field sobriety tests including "walk the line" -- Williams bombed that.
Despite the fact he copped to drinking a 40 ounce before getting behind the wheel, Williams refused a breathalyzer and was placed under arrest.
Once in the backseat of the cop car, a desperate Williams tries to explain his situation -- saying he was with a woman who was WAY more drunk than he was ... and he tried to do the noble thing by driving so she wouldn't have to.
Williams tells the cop he doesn't want the officer to jeopardize his integrity -- but then drops the whole, "I just got drafted" line ... and says, "I'm really not trying to be in any type of trouble."
Williams was booked for DWI -- he's due back in court in August.
Rex Ryan's outspoken support for Donald Trump has NOT created a divide in his locker room ... so say multiple Buffalo Bills players.
Of course, Ryan introduced Trump at a rally in NY Monday night -- praising him as a guy who has the courage to say what everyone's thinking.
Some of Trump's comments have been extremely controversial ... so, we called up some Bills players to see if Ryan's strong public support would be a problem with the team.
But the guys we spoke with tell us ... they may not see eye to eye with Ryan politically, but that will NOT affect what goes on at work.
Defensive end Jarius Wynn told us, "[Coach] is a grown man. If he wants to go see him and speak at his rally, that’s fine with me. I don’t see a problem with that. It’s no big deal.”
"[Ryan is] a great man and we respect him no matter what he does outside of football. At the end of the day, he’s here to help us win games, so his views and who he votes for doesn’t matter. We’re here to play football."
We also spoke with cornerback Corey White who joked that Ryan's speech will be "entertainment to us for a couple days and then it’ll be over. We’ve all got our strong views. It’s just fun locker room talk.”
"Honestly, we’re just focused on beating the Patriots. We’ve still got coach’s back 100%."