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Thursday, October 21, 2010
Report: Jared Odrick to go on IR

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DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins first-round draft pick Jared Odrick is hurt again, and the latest injury might sideline him the rest of the season.

"He's done for a long time," coach Tony Sparano said Thursday.

The Miami Herald reported the defensive end will be put on injured reserve after sustaining a fractured leg in Wednesday's practice.

"We'll see," Sparano said. "Right now we're going to sit tight for a little while."

Odrick worked with the first team from the start of training camp but has been sidelined since he sustained a slight leg fracture in the season opener. He also broke his right leg in 2007 and missed the rest of that season with Penn State.

Sparano declined to reveal details about the nature of Odrick's latest injury. The lineman, taken with the 28th pick in the April draft, has one tackle this year.

"He's a heck of a player," Sparano said. "He's a guy we certainly could have used. That being said, there are guys who have stepped up and done a nice job."

Odrick's absence has meant more playing time for Tony McDaniel and Paul Soliai in the defensive line. The Dolphins (3-2) play host to Pittsburgh on Sunday.