The Jacksonville Jaguars have informed veteran DE Jared Odrick that he’s being released on Monday, according to his agent David Canter.
— DEC Management (@davidcanter) February 20, 2017
There had been speculation that Odrick could be a release candidate this offseason, so this doesn’t come as a huge surprise.
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.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Odrick will free up $8.5 million of available cap space while creating no dead money.
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.