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Randy Starks | Defensive Lineman

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/14/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 305
College: Maryland
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Dolphins re-signed DT Randy Starks to a two-year, $12 million contract.
The Dolphins moved quickly on keeping Starks after losing Paul Soliai to the Falcons. A starter for the Dolphins since 2009, Starks remained both an effective run stopper and pass rusher last season. Although he's now 31, Starks has been highly durable. He hasn't missed a game since 2007. Mar 12 - 3:13 PM

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The Dolphins are finalizing a deal to re-sign free agent DT Randy Starks.

CBS' Jason La Canfora previously reported the deal will be worth around $6 million annually. Expect a formal announcement by Wednesday afternoon. Re-signing Starks was a priority for the Dolphins, especially after they lost Paul Soliai to the Falcons.
Mar 12 - 10:50 AM

According to CBS Sports, the Dolphins are close to re-signing DT Randy Starks.

Per Jason La Canfora, the deal will be worth around $6 million per season. Starks has been a highly effective run-stuffer for the Dolphins and will pair with newly-signed Earl Mitchell in that role next year. Paul Soliai has bolted for the Falcons.
Mar 12 - 8:03 AM

The Miami Herald reports "many around the league" believe free agent DT Randy Starks is not a personality fit with coach Joe Philbin.

Starks has yet to receive a contract offer from the Dolphins and is fully expected to leave Miami. He was a top-five defensive tackle in terms of stopping the run last year and should draw free agent interest despite his character concerns. With Paul Soliai also likely gone, Jared Odrick will be counted on for heavy snaps in 2014.
Mar 8 - 2:12 PM

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins haven't made contract offers to free agent DTs Randy Starks and Paul Soliai.

Starks' agent says his client is "looking forward to moving on." The sides haven't spoken since the Combine. Soliai is also prepared to move on. "The dialogue between us and the Dolphins remains open and friendly but we are not negotiating anything right now," Soliai's rep said. Starks and Soliai can begin talking with other teams on Saturday.
Mar 4 - 6:16 PM

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins haven't made an offer to free agent DT Randy Starks, but could make one before the start of free agency.

According to reporter Barry Jackson, the Dolphins would be "fine with Starks testing the market and coming back to them with a competing offer." The Herald reported earlier Monday that the Dolphins have also yet to make an offer to fellow free agent DT Paul Soliai, but are expected to do so before the start of free agency. New GM Dennis Hickey is moving slowly as he assesses his roster. Free agency begins two weeks from Tuesday.
Feb 24 - 5:31 PM

The Miami Herald considers DT Randy Starks unlikely to give the Dolphins a discount in free agency after being forced to play under the franchise tag in 2013.

According to reporter Armando Salguero, Starks was "somewhat peeved" playing under the one-year tender. Starks turned 30 in December, and will certainly be chasing every nickel in what will almost certainly be his final shot at a multi-year deal. Rotating with Paul Soliai and Jared Odrick, Starks notched 49 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble this season. He hasn't missed a game since 2007.
Jan 30 - 10:24 PM

Dolphins DT Randy Starks admitted he's highly motivated this year because, "I want that long-term contract."

Starks is playing this season on a one-year, $8.5 million franchise tender and the Dolphins don't appear interested in negotiating an extension right now. They're using him in a rotation with Paul Soliai and Jared Odrick. Still, Starks has been productive as he's picked up two sacks and graded out as PFF's No. 8 defensive tackle. The rotation is working.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 09:28:00 AM

Dolphins two-time Pro Bowl DT Randy Starks is coming off the bench.

Starks believes his offseason contract dispute is the reason he's playing behind Paul Soliai and Jared Odrick. He skipped OTAs before signing his one-year, $8.45 million franchise tender. "I've been there before," Starks said. "I'm not going to say nothing bad about it. It is what it is. I wasn't here so I guess this is my punishment." The trio will likely play an even number of snaps in a rotation.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 10:31:00 AM

Franchise player Randy Starks is working as the No. 3 defensive tackle in the rotation at Dolphins camp.

With Olivier Vernon shining at right end, incumbent RE Jared Odrick has taken over as a first-team tackle next to Paul Soliai. The left end is Cam Wake. Starks doesn't know whether he'll regain his starting job before Week 1. "That’s what I’m working toward," he said. "That’s what I’m thinking, but you never know."
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 03:35:00 PM

Dolphins DT Randy Starks has reported for the start of training camp.

Starks signed his one-year, $8.5 million franchise tender in March, but didn't attend any of the voluntary workouts this offseason and is still seeking a long-term deal. Entering his age-30 season, his future with the Dolphins remains uncertain beyond 2013.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 10:12:00 PM

The Miami Herald reports Dolphins DT Randy Starks has a "good attitude" heading into training camp, and "won't complain about his contract."

Starks held out of voluntary workouts, but has finally accepted the Dolphins aren't going to give him an extension heading into his age-30 season. Starks is playing under an $8.5 million franchise tender. Technically, the sides have until July 15 to reach a long-term agreement, but that ship has long since sailed.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 09:41:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora doesn't expect the Dolphins and franchise player DT Randy Starks to agree to a long-term contract before the July 15 deadline.

Starks desperately wants a multi-year deal, but lost what little leverage he had when he signed his $8.5 million tender on March 19. With Starks going on 30 and the Dolphins already having a number of big-money contracts on the books, Starks is going to have to be content playing on a one-year deal.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 02:32:00 PM

Disgruntled Dolphins DT Randy Starks reported for this week's mandatory minicamp.

Starks signed his one-year, $8.5 million franchise tender in March, but held out of all voluntary activities in search of a long-term deal. He would have been subject to heavy fines for blowing off this week's minicamp. Starks' desire for a long-term deal is understandable, but going on 30, he may not get one unless it's for a team-friendly price.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 09:49:00 AM

Dolphins DT Randy Starks will not attend any voluntary offseason activities.

Starks, the Dolphins' franchise player, wants a long-term deal. So he'll work out on his own as a statement, only showing up for the mandatory minicamp. Considering Starks will turn 30 in December, the Dolphins will likely force him to play out the season on his one-year, $8.5M tender.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 12:31:00 PM

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