Inside The Bills

Carrington’s goals set high

Posted by Chris Brown on July 3, 2013 – 9:54 am

Alex Carrington had to keep his personal goals realistic in previous seasons knowing he wasn’t going to see a ton of time on the field defensively being a younger player. But heading into the 2013 season his personal goals are higher than ever.

“Yeah I definitely set a high standard for myself,” Carrington told “I’ve always been that way. It’s always something to strive for and I’ve come out here and worked hard every day now to push myself toward achieving those goals.”

Carrington was running with the first team defense in spring practices, but that was partly a byproduct of Kyle Williams being unable to participate coming off of Achilles surgery. What group he’ll line up with in training camp remains to be seen, but hearing defensive line coach Anthony Weaver gush about the potential of Carrington this season it’s obvious his versatility will have him in a big role for Mike Pettine’s defense.

What intrigues Carrington the most is the attention the more household names on the Bills defensive line will get, which should leave him with a lot of one-on-one matchups.

“You hit the nail on the head, but with this defense you never know who is going to make a play,” he said. “So we’ll see what happens.”

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