Cleveland's interest is not surprising. Carrington emerged as a starter last season, playing a significant role up front in the team's first three games before a quad tear ended his season prematurely. Mike Pettine is now the Browns' head coach, and he's likely eyeing Carrington as a contributor in that very same defense in his new home.
Carrington's odds of returning to the Bills diminished when the team re-signed Alan Branch to a three-year contract in December, then plummeted when Pettine left for Cleveland was replaced by Jim Schwartz, who brings a 4-3 scheme. Buffalo likely will not be willing to pay Carrington quality money as the fourth defensive tackle in the rotation, so his departure seems all but official.