As of Monday evening, we still have no idea where Buffalo Bills free agent defensive lineman Alex Carrington will play in 2014.
Carrington, who has visited with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns so far this offseason, reportedly has the St. Louis Rams interested in him as well, but has yet to visit with them, according to reports last week.
In addition to the teams listed above, Field Yates of ESPN.com wrote on Monday that he thinks Carrington would be great fit with the Seattle Seahawks, but we have yet to hear that they have any real interest in him.
Now that the Steelers have signed former Bills linebacker Arthur Moats and former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore, we know they have less than $1.7 million in available salary cap space to work with until June 2nd, unless they create more via a restructure or extension.
Depending on what Carrington is looking for salary wise and assuming the Steelers still have eyes for him, they might still have enough cap space to sign the Arkansas State product. However, being as the team also looks to be serious about adding a free agent running back prior to the draft, available cap recourses are dangerously thin.
The Steelers signed former San Diego Chargers defensive lineman Cam Thomas on the same Friday that Carrington visited Pittsburgh and since then, he’s been characterized by general manager Kevin Colbert as a player that can play both defensive end and nose tackle. Still, the Steelers could use another true defensive end, but it’s starting to look like Brett Keisel has a better chance of being re-signed than Carrington being added.
Just the same, we will continue to monitor Carrington’s situation until he signs with a team.