Alex Carrington DL BUF 21 Days
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 BUF 6 Months
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 BUF 8 Months
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.
Alex Carrington DL BUF 9 Months
The Bills have moved 2010 third-round pick Alex Carrington back to defensive tackle.
A favorite of the website Pro Football Focus, Carrington has been an effective per-play pass rusher as an interior defensive lineman, but struggled as a 3-4 end. New Bills DC Mike Pettine appears to be viewing Carrington as an inside pass rusher in nickel and dime alignments. Carrington is in his contract year.
Alex Carrington DL BUF 10 Months
Bills DL Alex Carrington averaged a pressure every 10 pass rushes last season.
Carrington benefitted from the Bills' transition to a 4-3 defense, and he was an effective rotational lineman behind Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus. His role in new DC Mike Pettine's system remains unclear with the addition of Alan Branch. Carrington previously played both defensive end and outside linebacker in Buffalo's 3-4 scheme.
Alex Carrington DL BUF Jan 31 '13
Bills DT Alex Carrington's 2013 salary jumped from $575,000 to $1.323 million based on rookie-deal incentives.
Carrington has appeared in all 32 games over the last two seasons, starting six. After being drafted as a defensive end out of Arkansas State in the third round of the 2010 draft, the Bills moved Carrington inside in 2012. He responded by recording 19 tackles and two sacks as a rotational lineman. Carrington's most memorable play from 2012 was the hit he laid on Kevin Kolb in Week 6, knocking him out for the season with broken ribs.
Alex Carrington DL BUF Sep 08 '12
Alex Carrington has been a quick study at DT for the Bills.
On the roster bubble entering camp, Carrington impressed head coach Chan Gailey with his consistency during camp. Carrington had played both DE and OLB in the Bills 3-4 scheme, and now sits fourth on the depth chart behind starters Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus and nine-year veteran Spencer Johnson.
Alex Carrington DL BUF May 30 '12
Former Bills third-round pick Alex Carrington is working as a third-team defensive tackle at OTAs.
The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Carrington was drafted with the 72nd overall pick in 2010, when the Bills were still trying to implement a 3-4 defense. He was a "five technique," defensive end prospect. Carrington struggled in roughly 490 defensive snaps last season, and his role may further decline this year.
Alex Carrington DL BUF Sep 01 '11
Alex Carrington has been working as an outside linebacker throughout training camp.
Carrington spent his rookie year as a defensive end. Now he's set to back up Shawne Merriman and Chris Kelsay at outside 'backer while maintaining the versatility to play the 3-4 end spot.