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Defensive end Alex Carrington leaves Pittsburgh without a contract

The Steelers signed a nose tackle Friday (Cam Thomas) but they won't get the defensive end they met with - at least not yet. Alex Carrington has other trips set up and has left Pittsburgh without a deal.

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Defensive End Alex Carrington has left the Steelers without agreeing to a contract, as reported by Ed Bouchette.

Here is Neal Coolong's description of the former Bills player:

[Carrington] is a long and powerful interior pass rusher who can play 5-technique, but is coming off a season-ending quadriceps injury that apparently was enough for the Bills to not want to make him enough of an offer to stay. He played well in 2012, and a solid 2013 could have had him in much more demand in this year's free agency class.

It is unclear as of yet whether a contract was even offered, or if perhaps Carrington failed his physical with the team's doctors.

Carrington was also the target of a few other teams, including AFC North rival Cleveland. The Steelers announced the signing of nose tackle Cam Thomas earlier today.