Former Bill Alex Carrington returns for free agent visit

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The Bills didn’t select any defensive linemen to provide depth for their talented starters during the NFL draft, but they may fill one of the roles on the depth chart with a player they drafted several years ago.

The Bills announced that defensive lineman Alex Carrington is visiting with the team. It probably won’t take him long to feel at home.

Carrington was a third-round pick by the Bills in 2010 and spent the first four years of his career in Buffalo before departing for St. Louis as a free agent last year. He had one tackle in eight games for the Rams and saw action in 44 games for the Bills in his time with the team. Carrington started his final three games with the team in 2013, but a torn quad ended his season and helped push him to another club as a free agent.

Carrington also showed a knack for blocking kicks during his time with the Bills and earned the nickname “Megahand” as a result. That skill could help him earn another shot at a roster spot in Buffalo.

7 responses to “Former Bill Alex Carrington returns for free agent visit

  1. If they want depth, I don’t know why the Bills didn’t draft Mike Bennett out of Ohio State. He sat in the draft until Round 6, but had a 2nd/3rd round grade. This is a kid that comes from the same suburban Dayton, OH community that produced AJ Hawk, Nick Mangold, and Mike Nugent, all clean and respected NFL players, as well as comes from a military family. Mike is a great leader and hard worker. Bills should have nabbed him.

  2. “He sat in the draft until Round 6, but had a 2nd/3rd round grade.”

    If he sat until the 6th round, not many teams had such a high grade on him…

  3. Glad to hear they are being him back! Thought he was on the verge of becoming a very good player under mike petine and his scheme, before he got hurt. He was a starting 3-4 end with mike and could be again allowing Mario to move all around the defense. Welcome back mega-hand!

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