Jared Odrick will become a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday, according to the Sun-Sentinel. Odrick was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 2010 and has been a key part of the defensive line ever since. All signs were pointing towards the Dolphins re-signing Odrick but when Ndamukong Suh became available, their attention shifted in that direction. Miami had hoped that Odrick would return at their price but they weren't ready to get into a bidding war to keep one of the team's leaders.
Last season, Odrick played in all 16 games and produced 29 tackles with one sack. He played all the positions on the line and his versatility was one of the reasons why the Dolphins wanted to retain him. In his four years with the team, he racked up 129 trackles and 11.5 sacks. He had six sacks in 2011, which was a career high.
It will be interesting to see what the money looks like from the Jaguars. Odrick liked Miami and Miami liked him but in the end, it was likely the money that talked, which led to Odrick making the decision to head north to Jacksonville.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs
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