Dolphins best bargain: Jared Odrick

With the 2014 offseason officially in the books, it’s time to look ahead to training camp and games being played in the exhibition and regular season.

This week ESPN.com’s Dolphins blog is taking a look at Miami’s best bargains. Next up we have a Dolphins’ defensive lineman.

Bargain player: DT Jared Odrick

2013 stats: 42 tackles, 4.5 sacks

2014 salary: $1.64 million

Analysis: Odrick, who is entering his fifth season, is hoping for a contract extension with the team. But it doesn’t appear that will happen this year. Odrick started last year, but was still a rotational player. His playing time will be the same this year, as he splits reps with fellow defensive tackles Earl Mitchell and Randy Starks. Still, Miami is getting a starting defensive tackle entering his fifth season for under $2 million. That is a bargain for a coveted position. By comparison, the Dolphins are paying Mitchell ($5 million) and Starks ($5 million) much higher salaries this season.