Jared Odrick is “one to watch” for the Giants if they don’t re-sign Johnathan Hankins, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. Odrick, as Rapoport notes, appears to be healthy after he passed a physical with the Patriots.
The Giants want to retain Hankins but they want him to hurry up and make a decision. After gunning for $10MM+ per year, Hankins has found a very soft market this month and the Giants aren’t about to bid against themselves or hold up the rest of their offseason to accommodate him. Odrick obviously wouldn’t offer the same kind of upside as Hankins, but he could probably be had on a less expensive one-year deal.
After signing a five-year, $42.5MM contract with the Jaguars in 2015, Odrick recorded 32 tackles and 6.5 sacks in 22 games (all starts). Unfortunately, he played in only six games last year, ending a streak of five straight 16-game seasons.
Odrick is our No. 2 ranked interior defensive lineman left on the board, behind only Hankins.
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