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Carrington kicking inside

Posted by Chris Brown on April 24, 2012 – 11:51 am

Bills DL Alex Carrington lined up as a defensive end in Buffalo’s old 3-4 defense, and last year even took snaps as an OLB. That’s all changing now with the defense moving to a 4-3 under defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt.

Bills GM Buddy Nix, appearing in a live online chat on Buffalobills.com Tuesday, was asked where Carrington would now be lining up. Nix said the third-year player is moving to the defensive interior.

“He’s a defensive tackle now,” said Nix. “He’ll be an inside player.”

Carrington, who carries his weight well, played at 305 pounds last season, so being sturdy enough inside to hold his ground won’t be an issue. The move makes sense with the free agent additions at DE in Mario Williams and Mark Anderson, along with Chris Kelsay’s move back to end from OLB. It’ll be an interesting transition to witness come training camp.


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