Friday, October 22, 2010

Jared Odrick lands on injured reserve

A day after head coach Tony Sparano said Jared Odrick would be be "out a while" with a fractured right foot, the Miami Dolphins officially ended the rookie's season by placing him on injured reserve Friday.

Odrick suffered the latest injury toward the end of Wednesday's practice, not long after his return to the practice field from the fractured right fibula that had kept him out since Week 2.

It's an unfortunate and abrupt end to Odrick's rookie season, which appeared to be promising for the 28th overall pick after he won the team's starting right defensive end job in training camp and played well in the preseason.

Odrick finishes the season with one tackle—a tackle for a four-yard loss recorded against Bills running back C. J. Spiller in the third quarter of the Dolphins' season opener win in Buffalo.

Nose tackle Paul Soliai and defensive end Tony McDaniel will continue to see significant playing time in Odrick's absence, with second-year man Ryan Baker and undrafted rookie Rob Rose filling out the depth chart.

No corresponding roster move has been made to fill Odrick's spot on the roster, although practice squad defensive linemen Chris Baker and Clifton Geathers will likely be under consideration.

 As always, check out the updated projected depth chart reflecting these transaction here.

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