Alex Carrington DL STL 7 Months

Rams agreed to terms with DL Alex Carrington, formerly of the Bills.

A versatile lineman, Carrington was limited to three games and 171 snaps by a torn quad last season. He'll provide an interior presence in St. Louis, creating pressure between ends Robert Quinn and Chris Long. Three months shy of his 27th birthday, Carrington fortifies an interior line that was not a strength for the Rams in 2013.

Alex Carrington DL STL 7 Months

Free agent DL Alex Carrington is visiting the Browns.

The Browns' interest in Carrington has been known since free agency opened, but the two sides are just getting around to the visit. Carrington has a connection with coach Mike Pettine and is capable of playing all along the defensive front.

Alex Carrington DL STL 7 Months

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Rams "remain interested" in free agent DT, but that the sides have yet to schedule a visit.

Carrington visited the Raiders on Sunday, and made a trip to Pittsburgh last week. The fact that Carrington has escaped two cities without deals is an indication his price needs to come down.

Alex Carrington DL STL 7 Months

Free agent DT Alex Carrington is visiting the Raiders on Sunday.

The Rams will be next on his visit list, assuming he gets out of Oakland. Carrington visited the Steelers late last week, and has also drawn interest from the Browns. The 27-year-old (in June) is an effective pass rusher when healthy.

Alex Carrington DL STL 7 Months

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent DL Alex Carrington's had a good visit with the Steelers Thursday.

Nothing is imminent, but both sides will continue to talk. Carrington is an interior pocket-pusher that has the versatility to play all along the Steelers' defensive line. After missing most of 2013 with a torn quad, Carrington should come at a bargain as well. The Rams and Browns are also interested.

Alex Carrington DL STL 7 Months

Free agent DL Alex Carrington will visit the Steelers on Thursday night.

Carrington is also drawing interest from the Browns and Rams. The 26-year-old is scheme-versatile. At 6-foot-5, 301 pounds, Carrington has the ideal height to play end in the Steelers' 3-4. He's an interior pocket-pusher.

Alex Carrington DL STL 8 Months

Free agent DL Alex Carrington is drawing heavy interest from the Rams and Browns.

Coming off a torn quad, Carrington is one of the sleepers in this year's free agent class. He's capable of playing all over the line and can push the pocket from the interior. It's no surprise former Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine is trying to bring Carrington to Cleveland.

Alex Carrington DL STL 8 Months

The Bills are expected to let free agent DL Alex Carrington hit the market.

As a versatile down lineman who turns 27 in June, Carrington could be a value pickup for a savvy team. He missed most of last season with a torn quad, but was a highly efficient interior pass rusher in 2012 and can play both tackle and end. Perhaps new Browns coach Mike Pettine will pursue Carrington to rush the passer in sub-packages. Pettine was his defensive coordinator in Buffalo.

Alex Carrington DL STL Sep 23 '13

Updating a previous item, Bills LE Alex Carrington is expected to be done for the season with a torn quadriceps tendon.

It's not a left knee injury as originally reported, but the end result is as bad as imagined. Carrington had been playing significant snaps as Buffalo's starting left end. The Bills have the most banged-up defense in football.

Alex Carrington DL STL Jul 05 '13

Bills DT Alex Carrington worked with the first-team defense in OTAs and minicamp.

He was filling in for injured Kyle Williams, but it's notable that Carrington is now ticketed for a major role, probably as Buffalo's first tackle off the bench. New Bills DC Mike Pettine loves versatile defensive linemen. Carrington can play three positions on the line and has long been an underrated penetrator.