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Carrington out to re-take role on spec. teams

Posted by Chris Brown on May 26, 2015 – 2:00 pm

Bills DL Alex Carrington is back in the fold after spending the 2014 season with the St. Louis Rams. Not only is Carrington working to make the roster as a defensive lineman, but to re-establish himself as an accomplished kick blocker on field goals and extra points.

Carrington blocked an unheard of four kicks (3 FGs, 1 PAT) back in 2012 with the Bills, earning the nickname ‘MegaHand’ from his teammates. The sixth-year pro hasn’t thought about how the next extra point might aid his efforts to block kicks, but knowing a fake is far less likely from the new line of scrimmage on extra points (15-yard line) it will give the extra point and field goal block unit the chance to be even more aggressive.

“I make a point to get after it every time,” Carrington told Buffalobills.com. “You don’t know when you somebody is going to get lazy over there or have a void in the protection or something. That might be an extra little advantage though.”

Joining a special teams unit that finished second overall in 2014 is something Carrington is looking forward to this fall.

“That puts a big smile on my face because true football fans and anybody who really knows the game knows that a good special teams unit will take you a very long way,” he said. “You put that on top of a good defense… I didn’t even know they were number two. That’s really good. Crossman is a good coach. I’ll see if I can get back out there to block some field goals and extra points.”

 


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