Contract details are starting to leak, making it appear more and more like the Miami Dolphins will sign free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh as soon as free agency opens Tuesday afternoon. Miami was not the only team chasing Suh, however, and now those other teams are starting to turn their attention to other potential targets.
For the Jacksonville Jaguars, that next target appears to be Dolphins defensive tackle Jared Odrick.
The Dolphins have stated they would like to bring Odrick back to the team, but the Suh move seems to signal that they will not make a full effort to re-sign Odrick as he enters his sixth-season in the NFL. Odrick, Miami's first-round Draft choice in 2010, has recorded 16.5 sacks, one interception, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and 129 tackles in his career.
Miami could still find a way to make the roster space to re-sign Odrick, looking to keep the 2010 28th pick next to the 2010 second overall pick once Suh officially joins the team. Odrick, however, is likely going to command a contract worth at least $7 million, a number, now that Suh is off the market, that could quickly exceed the Dolphins' ability to pay if other teams start a bidding war.