ST. LOUIS — Buffalo defensive lineman Alex Carrington agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the St. Louis Rams on Tuesday.
Carrington is the Rams' first free-agent signing from another team this year. They brought back offensive lineman Rodger Saffold after his deal with the Oakland Raiders fell through due to a failed physical.
The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Carrington will be used in the Rams' defensive line rotation behind starting tackles Kendall Langford and Michael Brockers.
The Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers all reportedly had shown interest in Carrington, who has played his entire four-year career with the Bills.
Carrington, 26, has played in 44 games, including nine starts, in four seasons with the Bills. He started three games last season before landing on injured reserve with a torn left quadriceps tendon.
Carrington has four career sacks. and one forced fumble. The Arkansas State produce was third-round pick (72nd overall) by the Bills in the 2010 NFL Draft.