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.