Miami Dolphins defensive end Jared Odrick has found it difficult to adjust to the 4-3 from the 3-4, but Odrick will be taking steps in order to make that transition easier. He told the Miami Herald that he will lose 20 pounds to become quicker and more explosive in order to provide more pass rusher at the end spot opposite Cameron Wake. That added rush will certainly help, and Odrick- even though he had five sacks- wasn’t a consistent pass rushing source and is a liability as a pass rusher in the 4-3.
For now, though, Odrick will keep that weight. Star veteran DT Randy Starks will likely be re-signed or franchise, and I highly doubt we see him out of Miami in 2013. Odrick will keep on the 20 pounds just in case the Dolphins can’t get anything done with Starks, but I bet we’ll see the former Penn State product appear in training camp lighter and more explosive. The Dolphins can only hope that it will help his pass rushing ability.
According to the Palm Beach Post, Miami Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith wants at least $24 million in guaranteed money over the course of three seasons, and it doesn’t sound like the Dolphins value him that highly. Smith isn’t a true No. 1 CB due to consistency problems, and he actually received a negative grade from the Pro Football Focus in 2012.
When asked if the Dolphins and Smith were having productive discussions, a source close to the Palm Beach Post laughed. Top beat writer Ben Volin writes that Smith may be franchised by the Dolphins, but Armando Salguerro of the Herald is adamant that the Dolphins will not franchise Smith (a source told him this as well).
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