Dolphins free-agent profile: Jared Odrick

This offseason the Miami Dolphins have 16 free agents, 12 of which are unrestricted.

We'll examine each pending free agent over the next couple weeks and determine their chances of returning.

On Thursday, we take a look at Miami's starting defensive tackle.

Player: DT Jared Odrick

Status: Unrestricted

2014 stats: 29 tackles, one sack

Analysis: Odrick, who completed a five-year rookie contract with the Dolphins last season, played defensive tackle and defensive end during his Miami tenure. He'll hit the open market as a "tweener." I expect Odrick to get the most interest from teams with 3-4 defenses. Odrick would be more productive as a 3-4 defensive end, in my opinion. The Dolphins are not expected to make much of a push for Odrick. They need the cap room and their run defense struggled last season. Odrick also had a well-publicized spat with head coach Joe Philbin on the sidelines in Week 14 against the Baltimore Ravens, which could be held against him. However, I wouldn't count out Odrick returning. I could see a scenario where Miami lets Odrick test the market, and if he doesn't find anything desirable, Odrick may return to the Dolphins at an inexpensive rate.

Chances of returning: 25 percent