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Alex Carrington blocked four kicks during the 2012 season.
The Buffalo Bills are suddenly becoming a much younger organization overnight, thanks to Russ Brandon taking over as president, Doug Marrone as the head coach, Nate Hackett as offensive coordinator and Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator.
For the most underpaid player, we will stay with the youth movement. Three Bills seem to fit the description quite well. We have defensive lineman Alex Carrington (due to earn $575,000 in 2013), starting left tackle Cordy Glenn ($561,000 salary in 2013) and linebacker Nigel Bradham (will earn $480,000 in 2013).
Of the three players, we will go with Carrington, who really came on strong in the second half of 2012. Carrington has been caught in a defensive scheme time warp where the team kept switching from 4-3 to 3-4 back to 4-3, and now who knows what Pettine will do since he ran a 3-4 with the New York Jets.
Carrington has developed a special knack for learning how to block kicks, as he pulled the feat off four times in the 2012 season. He also contributed 19 tackles, two sacks, three pass deflections and one forced fumble. On top of that, he was tied for second on the defense with five tackles for loss despite getting limited snaps in the defensive rotation.
You can be sure Carrington will take on a bigger role in 2013.