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Giants, Seahawks & Eagles Interested In Veteran DL Jared Odrick

Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports that the Giants have expressed interest in free agent DT Jared Odrick along with other teams including the Seahawks and Eagles.

Odrick has previously been linked to the Giants, who just lost Johnathan Hankins to the Colts. Although Raanan mentions that Odrick is likely to wait until after the draft before signing with a team, he admits that the Giants losing Hankins could expedite the process.

The Patriots brought Odrick in for a visit and he reportedly passed a physical for New England, so his health doesn’t appear to be an issue.

It’s worth mentioning that signing Odrick to a contract won’t impact a team’s compensatory picks, considering that he was released.

Odrick, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2010. He spent five years in Miami before he signed a five-year, $42.5 million contract with $22 million guaranteed with the Jaguars in 2015.

Odrick was set to make a base salary of $6.5 million for the 2017 season when he was released in a move that freed up $8.5 million of available cap space for the Jaguars.

In 2016, Odrick was limited to appearing in just six games for the Jaguars and recorded 12 tackles, one sack, a forced fumble and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 91 interior defensive lineman out of 127 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.