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Akin Ayodele bides his time

Veteran linebacker Akin Ayodele, who started 15 games for the Dolphins in 2009, remains an unrestricted free agent. He has visited the 49ers and the Lions, but we’re told that he has been waiting to sign a new contract until after the draft.

Even with the Lions moving linebacker Ernie Sims, Ayodele apparently will be waiting to see what happens on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

As we understand it, Ayodele isn’t being offered the kind of contract that would guarantee a spot on the final 53-man roster. So he’s going to be inclined to join a team where he wouldn’t be expendable.

Ayodele entered the league as a third-round pick of the Jaguars in 2002. He spent two years with the Cowboys before joining Miami in 2008.