Dolphins reach deal former Penn State defensive end Odrick
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DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins' eight draft picks will all be under contract when training camp starts Friday.
First-round choice Jared Odrick and second-round selection Koa Misi agreed to terms Thursday, their agents said. Odrick is a defensive end from Penn State, and Misi is an outside linebacker from Utah. They were Miami's top two choices and the last unsigned picks.
Odrick agreed to a five-year deal worth $7.13 million guaranteed, and the package could be worth up to $13 million, agent Drew Rosenhaus said.
"It was very important to Jared to report on time," Rosenhaus said. "The other day he said to me, 'Do everything you can so I can report Thursday night for the first meeting.'"
Odrick is the front-runner for a starting job as a replacement for veteran Phillip Merling, who hurt his Achilles' tendon this month and will miss the entire season.
"There was an added sense of urgency because of the injury to Merling," Rosenhaus said. "We thought there was chance for Jared to be the starting end."
Misi agreed to a four-year deal, agent Kenny Zuckerman said. He declined to disclose financial terms, but the deal was believed to be for about $4.5 million, with about $2.6 million guaranteed.
Misi, the 40th player taken in the draft, played mostly defensive end as a three-year starter at Utah. Reporting on time will aid his transition to linebacker, where he'll help fill a void created by the departures of Joey Porter and Jason Taylor.
Odrick was the Big Ten defensive player of the year in 2009, and the Dolphins made him the 28th pick in the draft. It's the first time since 1996 they used a first-round pick on the defensive front seven.
First Published July 29, 2010 11:22 pm