Buffalo (BuffaloBills.com) - ASU alum Alex Carrington has been inactive the first two weeks for the Buffalo Bills. But head coach Chan Gailey says that Carrington has been inactive because of a numbers issue, not because of injury or performance at practice.
BuffaloBills.com Lead Journalist Chris Brown asked Gailey about Carrington's status in the Bills Digest Q&A this week and here's what the head coach had to say:
"He's earned the right to contribute on Sundays. You've just got to deactivate seven players each week and the numbers get you because of special teams. The last two weeks we played teams that have us using nickel packages more and our outside backers are pass rushers and we don't need as many down linemen. Now against the Jets next week that may change because they're more of a two back running team. It's more of a week to week thing. He's earned the right to play. It's just the numbers catch us and we've got some more experienced players in those positions."