The Jacksonville Jaguars parted ways with defensive end Jared Odrick today. The former free agent signing by the Jaguars in 2015, Odrick rarely made a major impact while on the field for the Jaguars.
In 2015 Odrick played all 16 games for the Jaguars and actually racked up 5.5 sacks including a game winner against his former team the Miami Dolphins. Unfortunately for Odrick and the Jags 2016 was a much different story for the run stuffing defensive end. He missed all but six games for the Jaguars last season and only got to the QB once in the six games he did play in.
Some Jaguars fans will remember Odrick for his spot on HBO's Ballers, some will remember his playful yet thoughtful outlook on life, many will remember his on field tantrum that he threw following a call that he disagreed with early in 2016, most Jaguar fans, however, will remember little from Ordick's short-lived run with the Jaguars.
Odrick was never expected to be a 10 sack guy for the Jaguars, but his unhealthy, unhappy, and unproductive 2016 season was something that both he and the team needed to move on from. What Jared Odrick is now is an average to above average run stuffing defensive end that will occasionally get some pressure on the QB.
Odrick was scheduled to make $2 million from a roster bonus on March 13th, so the Jaguars won't have to pay that and they'll also clear up about $8.5 million in cap space, which puts the team well over $70 million in available cap space.
Odrick will certainly find a new home now that he is an unrestricted free agent and could very well be a starter for another team in 2017.
Happy Trails, and best of luck, Jared!
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