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Alex Carrington | Defensive Lineman

Team: St. Louis Rams
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 301
College: Arkansas State
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Rams agreed to terms with DT Alex Carrington, formerly of the Bills, on a one-year contract.
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 a Rams defensive line that needs more pass rush. Michael Brockers and Kendall Langford are run stoppers first. Mar 25 - 4:18 PM

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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.
Mar 19 - 5:19 PM

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.
Mar 18 - 5:41 PM

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.
Mar 16 - 6:06 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent DL Alex Carrington 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.
Mar 14 - 8:29 PM

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.
Mar 13 - 11:36 AM

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.
Mar 12 - 11:39 AM

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.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 17 - 3:24 PM

Bills placed LE Alex Carrington on injured reserve with a torn left quadriceps tendon, ending his season.

It's not a knee injury as originally reported, but the end result is as bad as imagined. Carrington had been playing heavy snaps as Buffalo's starting left end. The Bills have the most banged-up defense in football. Carrington, an impressive 26-year-old with D-Line versatility, is scheduled for free agency in 2014.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 02:12:00 PM

Bills LE Alex Carrington was carted off the field late in Sunday's loss to the Jets with a left knee injury.

The extent is unknown, but the Bills also lost DT Marcell Dareus (ankle) during the game and have the most banged-up defense in football at the moment. They're playing the Ravens in Week 3. Carrington is Buffalo's starting left end.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 02:03:00 PM

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 interior penetrator.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 12:34:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 02:01:00 PM

Bills DL Alex Carrington averaged a pressure every 10 pass rushes last season.

Carrington was an underrated force as a rotational lineman behind Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus in the Bills' 4-3 defense, but his role in new DC Mike Pettine's system remains unclear with the addition of Alan Branch. He previously played both defensive end and outside linebacker in 3-4 packages.
Sat, May 18, 2013 06:31:00 PM

Bills DL Alex Carrington has been a quick study in his transition to defensive tackle.

On the roster bubble entering August, 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 DT depth chart behind starters Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus and nine-year veteran Spencer Johnson.
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 09:49:00 AM

Bills third-year DT Alex Carrington is entering camp on the roster bubble.

The 72nd pick in the 2010 draft, Carrington worked with Buffalo's third-team defense at OTAs and simply hasn't earned enough playing time for job security. If he did miss the cut, Carrington would be an attractive waiver claim for 3-4 teams.
Thu, Jul 26, 2012 10:37:00 AM

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