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Browns meet with Alex Carrington, Paul McQuistan

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The Browns reportedly hosted a pair of free agents on Wednesday, including one with experience in Mike Pettine’s defense.

The club met with Bills defensive lineman Alex Carrington and Seahawks offensive lineman Paul McQuistan on Wednesday, multiple media outlets reported, including the Akron Beacon Journal.

The 26-year-old Carrington started all three games in which he played for the Bills in 2013 before suffering a season-ending quadriceps injury. Pettine, who was the Bills’ defensive coordinator last season, is now the Browns’ head coach.

Carrington (6-5, 301) would likely play defensive end in Cleveland’s 3-4 scheme. A fifth-year pro from Arkansas State, Carrington has notched 53 tackles and four sacks since entering the NFL in 2010. He has played his entire career in Buffalo.

McQuistan, 30, made 14 regular season starts for Seattle in 2013, the bulk of which were at left guard. He can also swing out to tackle if needed. In Cleveland, McQuistan would likely push for playing time at guard.

McQuistan has started 52 regular season games in eight NFL seasons. He spent a little more than three weeks on the Browns’ roster in 2010.

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8 Responses to “Browns meet with Alex Carrington, Paul McQuistan”
  1. torpedo8 says: Mar 19, 2014 8:18 PM

    Interesting, so they’re NOT done…

  2. jrs45 says: Mar 19, 2014 8:50 PM

    Making some noise!

  3. brownsfan39 says: Mar 19, 2014 8:52 PM

    Sign em both! Maybe McQuistan could be a good center, then we could get rid of diva Alex Mack.

  4. NoobTubeTV says: Mar 19, 2014 8:55 PM

    Getting the role players in there. This is going to be a big year for the Brownies.

  5. tolan04 says: Mar 19, 2014 8:56 PM

    Carrington will get hurt getting off the plane

  6. ballboy48 says: Mar 19, 2014 9:09 PM

    Carrington would be a good addition for cheap. McQuistan could be a good guard.

  7. klroot says: Mar 19, 2014 9:16 PM

    Thank you Jimmy Haslam, now you have a viable front office that the fans can confidently believe is on the way to restoring the Browns back to respectability in the NFL

  8. mutantman87 says: Mar 20, 2014 12:33 PM

    Browns fans, beware of McQuistan- he may have played all right in 2012, but he doesn’t have much left in the tank and was pretty bad in 2013. He was the weakest link on the offensive line and let Russell Wilson get hit way too much. If you like to see your QB get hit and a nonexistent push in the run game, McQuistan’s your guy. There’s a reason the Seahawks are letting him walk despite having a relatively weak o-line. Trust a Seahawks fan on this one.

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