Report: Jared Odrick visited Patriots

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Defensive lineman Jared Odrick was released by the Jaguars earlier this month, leaving him eligible to sign with another team immediately and with some time with limited competition to land a job before the start of free agency.

One possible landing spot would put Odrick on the other end of the AFC standings from the Jaguars. Mike Kaye of First Coast News reports that Odrick visited with the Patriots this week.

Odrick was a first-round pick of the Dolphins in 2010 and spent five years in Miami, so he’s been on the opposite side from New England plenty of times since hitting the NFL. He played in every game for the Dolphins and Jags between 2011 and 2015, but was limited to six games last year and finished out the season on injured reserve with an elbow injury.

Kaye reports Odrick took and passed a physical with New England, but hasn’t signed at this point. That could change or the Patriots could have just been doing due diligence in the event other moves leave them in need of a defensive lineman down the road this offseason.

15 responses to “Report: Jared Odrick visited Patriots

  1. “What’s that Jared, you were cut by the Jaguars? Well enjoy your visit to the New England area, can we recommend a nice restaurant and some popular tourist sites?”.

  2. Pats are always interested in high draft picks they liked coming out of college. Especially if they thought the former used them wrong or didn’t coach them correctly. They’re not always right, but I could name you 20 players off the top of my head.

  3. mkesfinest says:
    Feb 28, 2017 4:08 PM
    Tampering?

    6 73
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    Not surprising someone is so twisted up just by reading the Patriots name that they think New England could somehow tamper with a FA. But it is hysterical that 6 other idiots managed to throw all sense out the window and give it a thumbs up. Sure, it’s anonymous and all but face it you know who you are when you look in the mirror. And at the end of the day that’s worse than anything any of us could ever say about you.

  4. He’s a waste of a roster spot. He was terrible for the Jags (who were likewise terrible) but his unsportsmanlike conduct fouls were inexcusable. His behavior afterwards on the sidelines (enabled by Gus Bradley) show he’s more interested in complaining about anything and everything instead of playing. He got paid well for very little production in Jacksonville. You know he sucks if the Jags cut him.

  5. .
    Allen Branch is a free agent. They want to be proactive should someone bowl him over with an offer.
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  6. I liked Odrick as a Dolphin. He was a solid draft pick, but became expendable when a bad teams offers a boatload of cash, so they let him go. This is how the Dolphins used to operate and how the Jags ended up with him. Without Solai and Wake he never amounted to much. This guy is already on the down side of good, but if any team can milk mediocre talent to play better, it’s the Patriots.

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