Bills Free Agent DE Alex Carrington Remains Unsigned Following Visit With Browns

Buffalo Bills free agent defensive lineman Alex Carrington met with the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday and currently remains unsigned heading into Friday.

Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reported Thursday on Twitter that Carrington, who visited with the Steelers last Friday, had his meeting on Wednesday with the Browns and that it did not continue into Thursday.

Carrington has been a busy man since the start of the free agent signing period as he’s also visited the Oakland Raiders in addition to the Steelers and the Browns. While the St. Louis Rams are also reportedly interested in the Arkansas State product, they have yet to schedule a visit with him.

At this stage of the game, you have to think Carrington has a pretty good idea about what his market value is and how much playing time he can expect to receive. With the initial signing rush now over with, one would think he will be making a decision soon.

  • kev4heels

    Dave – any idea on whether we offered him a contract? I haven’t heard one way or the other. I realize he is shopping his services, but he has been to what – 4 teams now? I am guessing he doesn’t like the #’s he is hearing. Any physical concerns? thanks!

  • Lets hope its here!

  • srdan

    I think that our FO has had a methodical approach to this offseason. We lost some role players (Woods, Sanders, Ziggy, Cotchery), but they were all guys that filled a roster spot. They didn’t really add to a winning culture. We have replaced Woods with Cam, who I have to believe the Steelers see an upside in. The other 3 were all overpaid by teams that see a better fit for them. Since they were considered role players, there is no way the Steelers could pay them starter money, which is what each of them got.

    We retained 93 and got rid of Woodley. At that point, I considered this offseason a success. We signed a safety that offers plenty to be excited about.

    Then we have entertained FA where we have needs. Again, we didn’t overpay. And if MJD wants 3.5mm, he will have to get it elsewhere.

    It’s a young league year and plenty of role players still on teh wire. If the FO wanted to just plug holes on teh roster, that could be done, but they are looking to upgrade. Carrington >> Ziggy, MJD >> Dwyer+Felix+LHS, moore<<Cotchery or Sanders.

    Plus keep in mind that we had one of the better producing drafts in recent memory top to bottom last year which allows the FO some freedom not to resign players since they have youngsters aroudn that are promising.

  • srdan

    what the heck happened to the bottom of my post?

  • dgh57

    lol! digital gremlins maybe?!

  • steeltown

    Nice, I really thought Cleveland would get him under contract before he left, this is still up in the air

  • mlc43

    Sorry about that. There was a small glitch in the matrix…er, I mean programming. We have remedied the problem and you should not have the problem again.

  • mlc43

    I would really like to sign this guy of he’s healthy. He seems like he may have some good upside here and could provide a long term solution.

  • Mark McHugh

    Let’s go Stelers get him signed!

  • Bill Sechrengost

    It seems a little puzzling that he hasn’t made up his mind yet which team to sign with. I would expect that he makes his decision soon. If he chooses money, I think we will lose him. If he chooses playing time and starting, he will come to Pittsburgh. He’s a young guy yet and I’m sure he wants to make the money while he can, so if I had to guess, I don’t think he will be coming here.

  • William Bigelow

    I’m starting to wonder that the reason he isn’t signed with anybody yet is because he’s not recovered from that quad injury ….

  • srdan

    or he has recovered but wants money that healthy people get.

  • steeltown

    Its been reported that he passed the Team physical


    Dude, don’t know but I couldn’t agree more with the Woodley comment. Let the Raiders take his sorry, overpaid, underperforming ass on for the rest of his career!

  • Brian Tollini

    Thinking he is looking for a deal that isn’t out there, maybe he will settle for a one year deal to rebuild his value, and to rebuild your value you need to be on the field = Steelers.