Miami Dolphins: First-Rounder Jared Odrick Changing Agents

Chris J. NelsonSenior Writer IMay 26, 2010

Miami Dolphins 2010 first-round pick Jared Odrick has reportedly parted ways with agent Peter Schaffer, according to the Sports Business Journal.

Per league rules, Odrick must wait five days after firing his agent to hire new representation.

It is unclear at this point what led to Odrick's decision and what kind of effects, if any, it will have on his contract negotiations with the Dolphins.

The 28th overall pick in last month's draft, Odrick was a two-time All-Big Ten selection at Penn State and was named the conference's defensive player of the year as a senior in 2009.

Last year's 28th overall pick—Buffalo Bills guard Eric Wood—received a five-year, $9.3 million contract that could potentially be worth over $12 million with incentives.

Assuming Odrick gets signed and into training camp on time, he is expected to compete with 2008 second-round pick Phillip Merling for the team's starting right defensive end spot opposite Kendall Langford.

The position was vacated by Randy Starks, who will take over for Jason Ferguson as the Dolphins' starting nose tackle.

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Chris J. Nelson is a journalism major at Georgia State University. He operates his own Miami Dolphins website, The Miami Dolphins Spotlight, and can be followed on Twitter here.


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