Carrington tore his quad tendon during Sunday's loss to the Chiefs and now requires season-ending surgery, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. Carrington surprisingly found himself in the Bills' starting lineup Sunday in wake of injuries to teammates, but it appears he's suffered the same fate, as his quad ailment will cost him the rest of this season. Knowing that, Carrington finishes the campaign with eight tackles in seven appearances.
Carrington left Sunday's loss to the Chiefs due to a knee injury and did not return, The Buffalo News reports. The Bills may have some issues if Mario Williams can't return from a back injury this week, as Carrington was the one taking most of his snaps. The Buffalo defense simply hasn't performed this season in a manner that matched preseason expectations, and injuries like these to its constituents hasn't helped.
With Mario Williams out for this week's game in Kansas City, Carrington is expected to receive the bulk of the available snaps in the star lineman's place. The Buffalo News reports. "I like him, because he's a versatile guy," said coach Rex Ryan. "He can play inside, he can play outside. He can do a lot of different things. He's a good player." Carrington saw 49 percent of the defensive snaps Monday against the Patriots, but he's in line to see even more this week with two starters ruled out. Carrington isn't much of a sack monger, never having more than two in a season, but there's a chance he'll pick up some odd tackles or even a sack if the Chiefs give too much attention to Marcell Dareus and Jerry Hughes.
The Bills are bringing back defensive end Alex Carrington after signing him to a contract Monday, the team announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Carrington played his first four seasons with the Bills, but left after the 2013 season. In 2014, he played for the Rams and registered one tackle in eight games.
Free-agent defensive end Alex Carrington is visiting the Bills on Monday, the team announced. Carrington played his first four seasons with the Bills. In 2014, he played for the Rams and registered one tackle in eight games.