The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with free agent defensive lineman Jared Odrick, according to a report by Chris Perkins of the Sun Sentinel. The Jaguars were linked to Odrick prior to the start of free agency when it was clear that the Miami Dolphins would not be bringing him back after signing Ndamukong Suh to a massive contract.
#Dolphins DT Jared Odrick agrees to terms with Jacksonville http://t.co/OdSy6Jj8OI— Chris Perkins (@chrisperk) March 9, 2015
Odrick, 27, was originally drafted by the Dolphins in the end of the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He began his career in a 3-4 defense as a five technique defensive end, and then kicked inside to defensive tackle when the Dolphins move to more of a 4-3 defensive front.
In the Jaguars defense, it's likely that Odrick plays the five technique position. With the team re-signing Tyson Alualu to a new deal, it could mean that Red Bryant ends up being just a one-year rental at the position. The Jaguars can release Bryant for a cap savings of $4.5 million with zero dead money. Odrick's deal is believed to be in the range of $7 million per year.