The Miami Dolphins and Jared Odrick are closing on a new deal that will keep him with the team for the next several years. This report comes courtesy of Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post, who reported the news on Twitter. Back in October, Ian Wharton of Bleacher Report also stated that the deal would get done shortly after the season. Odrick, who is only 27 years old, is set to hit the free agent market on March 10 when the 2015 league year officially begins.
In a column I wrote several weeks ago, I mentioned that if the Dolphins weren't targeting Ndamukong Suh, then they should simply re-sign Odrick to a long-term deal. That's because based on my analysis, Odrick was the second best defensive tackle that was going to hit the market. However, it now appears the Dolphin aren't going to let him leave Miami.
Odrick was selected 28th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins after playing college football at Penn State. In his five year career, he has 129 tackles, 16.5 sacks, 1 interception and 3 forced fumbles. Odrick missed 15 games of his rookie year after breaking his leg but has been healthy ever since. He was originally squared in as a defensive end but as of recent years, he has been moved around the line and is one of the Dolphins' most versatile players.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs
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