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Randy Starks | Defensive Lineman | #94

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/14/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 305
College: Maryland
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (71) / TEN
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Browns released DT Randy Starks.
The Browns have also released TE Jim Dray, clearing $4.775 million in cap space. Signed to a two-year, $8 million deal last March, Starks started 15 games last season, playing 477 competent snaps. He turned 32 in December. He should be able to find work as a rotational lineman for 2016. Thu, Feb 18, 2016 03:37:00 PM

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Browns agreed to terms with DT Randy Starks, formerly of the Dolphins, on a two-year contract.

Per NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the deal is worth "roughly" $8 million. Although Starks is going on 32, he still provides pass-rushing heat from the interior. That's something the Browns lacked in 2014. Starks could see snaps at his old position of defensive end in the Browns' 3-4 defense. Starks makes the Browns better, but he's just a situational role player at this stage of his career.
Mon, Mar 16, 2015 02:17:00 PM

Dolphins released DT Randy Starks.

The move wipes Starks' $5 million salary off the books. The Fins apparently couldn't justify keeping Starks after making Ndamukong Suh the highest player on their roster. While Starks remains a disruptive pass rusher at age 31, his run defense took a major step back in 2014. Starks isn't an every-down player anymore, but should still be able to contribute in a rotation.
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 09:05:00 AM

The Miami Herald considers DT Randy Starks a likely cap casualty.

Coming off a down year, the Fins could save $5 million in cap room by cutting Starks, which seems like a no-brainer. If they do part with Starks, defensive tackle would become a need area in Miami. Jared Odrick is a free agent, and Earl Mitchell would be the lone meaningful contributor left.
Sun, Feb 8, 2015 12:44:00 PM

The Miami Herald believes Dolphins DT Randy Starks' roster spot for 2015 is "in serious question."

Starks inked a two-year, $12 million deal in March and carries a $6 million cap hit next season, $5 million of which can be saved by Miami if it cuts the soon-to-be 31-year-old. Starks' play has tailed off in 2014, as he's been gashed in the run game and has seen his snaps reduced. Starks can still rush the passer.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 08:28:00 AM

Dolphins DT Randy Starks (back) has been ruled out for Week 4.

The Fins will lean on Jared Odrick and Earl Mitchell more than usual, although both are playing well on the interior. Starks' loss is a blow, and theoretically upgrades the matchup for Raiders skill-position players. But Raiders skill players are so anemic that it doesn't make much fantasy difference.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 02:04:00 PM

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.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 03:13:00 PM

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.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 10:50:00 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.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 08:03:00 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.
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 02:12:00 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.
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 06:16:00 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.
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 05:31:00 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.
Thu, Jan 30, 2014 10:24:00 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

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DE1Randy Starks
2Jason Hatcher
3Charles Johnson
4Jared Odrick
5Eugene Sims
6Chris McCain
7Jeoffrey Pagan
8Chris Canty
9Wallace Gilberry
10Karl Klug
11Michael Buchanan
12Darryl Tapp
13Jaye Howard
14DeAngelo Tyson
15Chris Clemons
16Cory Redding
17Kendall Langford
18Ropati Pitoitua
19Quinton Coples
20Lawrence Sidbury
21Kenton Adeyemi
22Dylan Wynn
23Fili Moala
24Joe Kruger
25Kenny Horsley
26Emmanuel Dieke
27Josh Boyd
28Justin Trattou
29Ed Stinson
30David Moala
31Henry Melton
32Vaughn Martin
33Phillip Hunt
34Ray Drew
35B.J. McBryde
36Mehdi Abdesmad
37Ryan Davis
38Keith Browner
39Scott Crichton
40George Uko
41Max Valles
42Ishaq Williams
43B.J. Larsen
44Dan Pettinato
DT1Tyson Jackson
2Doug Worthington
3Ken Bishop
4Desmond Bryant
5Dwan Edwards
6Paul Soliai
7Markus Kuhn
8Glenn Foster
9Colin Cole
10Kenrick Ellis
11Ryan Carrethers
12Jerel Worthy
13Brandon Bair
14Mike Martin
15Alan Branch
16Taniela Tupou
17Khyri Thornton
18Lawrence Virgil
19Charles Walker
20David Parry
21Eric Crume
22Jason Jones
23Sen'Derrick Marks
24Ego Ferguson
25Martin Ifedi
26Bobby Richardson
NT1Josh Chapman
2Jeremiah Ratliff
3Brodrick Bunkley
4Letroy Guion
5Dan Williams
6Louis Trinca-Pasat
7Terry Williams
8Devaunte Sigler
9T.J. Barnes
10Jacobbi McDaniel
11Sione Fua
12Travian Robertson
13Iosia Iosia
14DeAngelo Brown
15Ricky Lumpkin
16Jerrell Powe
17C.J. Wilson
18Roy Miller
19Roy Philon
20Jasper Coleman
21Matt Conrath
22Cam Thomas
23William Campbell
24Christo Bilukidi
25Chunky Clements
26Alameda Ta'amu
27Chigbo Anunoby
28Delvon Simmons
29Mike Thornton
30Tevita Finau
31David Carter
32Cameron Botticelli
33Chuka Ndulue
34Josh Watson
35Kyle Rose
36Demetris Anderson
37Chris Neild
38Christian Tupou
39Isaako Aaitui
40Luther Robinson
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2Rey Maualuga
3David Harris
4Kenneth Olugbode
5James Laurinaitis
6Jason Williams
7Allen Bradford
8Arthur Brown
9Nick Moody
10Deontae Skinner
11Uani' Unga
12Henry Coley
13Marshall McFadden
14Nate Boyer
15Andrew Hudson
16Justin Durant
17Jerry Franklin
18Max Bullough
19Montese Overton
20Kache Palacio
21Jacob Lindsey
22Jack Lynn
23Terrance Plummer
24Tony Steward
25John Lotulelei
26Anthony Harrell
27Sam Barrington
28Chris Young
29Donnie Baggs
30Steven Daniels
WLB1DeAndre Levy
2Chris White
3Larry Dean
4James-Michael Johnson
5A.J. Hawk
6Keith Rivers
7Eric Pinkins
8Brandon Watts
9C.J. Johnson
10Darien Harris
11Darreon Herring
12Troy Davis
13Justin Horton
14Don Cherry
15Justin Anderson
16Dillon Lee
17Raphael Kirby
18Jerrell Harris
19Darius Eubanks
20Travis Long
21Marquis Spruill
22Torrey Green
23Matthew Wells
24Alex Singleton
25Courtland Clavette
26Nick Usher
27Lucas Wacha
28James Davidson
29Tyler Gray
30Abner Logan
31Jared Koster
32D.J. Lynch
SLB1Lawrence Timmons
2Victor Butler
3Ashlee Palmer
4James Gaines
5Danny Lansanah
6J.T. Thomas
7Jake Ganus
8Jo-Lonn Dunbar
9Quentin Groves
10Shea McClellin
11Cap Capi
12Mike Moore
13Zeek Bigger
14Mike Mohamed
15Tyler Starr
16Ronald Powell
17Myke Tavarres
18Lamar Louis
19Justin Jackson
20Josh McNary
21Jared Barber
22Xzavier Dickson
23Markus Pierce-Brewster
24Josh Kaddu
25Travis Lewis
26Bjoern Werner
27Keshaun Malone
28Travis Feeney
29Darius English
30Ladell Fleming
31Jayson DiManche
32Matt Robinson
33Mister Alexander
34Gionni Paul
35Ka'Lial Glaud
36Antonio Longino
37Ivan McLennan
38Cameron Lawrence
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2Jerrell Freeman
3D'Qwell Jackson
4Curtis Lofton
5Nate Irving
6Daryl Washington
7Erin Henderson
8David Talley
9Josh Mauga
10Glenn Carson
11Jamari Lattimore
12Neiron Ball
13Spencer Paysinger
14Zaviar Gooden
15Jeff Luc
16David Hawthorne
17Brad Jones
18Kenny Demens
19Sio Moore
20Kaelin Burnett
21Kevin Reddick
22Reggie Northrup
23Quentin Gause
24Justin Tuggle
25Taiwan Jones
26Frank Shannon
OLB1Willie Young
2Manny Lawson
3Jarvis Jones
4Tony Washington
5Tamba Hali
6Gerald Rivers
7Randell Johnson
8Jonathan Newsome
9Dezman Moses
10Sage Harold
11Diaheem Watkins
12Jason Neill
13IK Enemkpali
14Dan Skuta
15Justin Staples
16Corey Lemonier
17Jarius Wynn
CB1Sean Smith
2Tracy Porter
3Leodis McKelvin
4Bashaud Breeland
5Antonio Cromartie
6Keenan Lewis
7Jeremy Lane
8Ron Brooks
9Brandon Flowers
10Chris Houston
11Tim Jennings
12Cortland Finnegan
13Nolan Carroll
14Cortez Allen
15Darrelle Revis
16Mohammed Seisay
17Cariel Brooks
18Trey Caldwell
19Justin Gilbert
20Bill Bentley
21Delvin Breaux
22Adam Jones
23Alfonzo Dennard
24Bradley Fletcher
25Zackary Bowman
26R.J. Stanford
27Kayvon Webster
28Brandon Boykin
29Lardarius Webb
30Chris Cook
31Alan Ball
32Ri'Shard Anderson
33Kyle Arrington
34Darrin Walls
35Isaiah Frey
36Antwon Blake
37Dwayne Gratz
38Dax Swanson
39Jumal Rolle
40Darren Woodard
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2Isa Abdul-Quddus
3Ron Parker
4Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
5Robert Blanton
6Winston Guy
7Josh Furman
8Travell Dixon
9Bacarri Rambo
10Dion Bailey
11Quintin Demps
12Kenny Phillips
13Pierre Warren
14Daimion Stafford
15Ed Reynolds
16Christian Bryant
17Lonnie Ballentine
18Marcus Ball
19Ross Madison
20Wes Miller
21Harold Jones-Quartey
22Tyrequek Zimmerman
23Ironhead Gallon
24Daniel Henry
25Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith
26Rahim Moore
27D.J. Campbell
28Jean Fanor
29Khalid Wooten
30Ross Weaver
31Gerod Holliman
32Jordan Lomax
33Alex Gray
34Nate Ness
35Malcolm Bronson
36Stevie Brown
37Marcus McWilson
38Durell Eskridge
39Lee Hightower
40Josh Evans
41Landon Feichter
42Anthony Walters
43Desmond Cooper
44Ras-I Dowling
45Aaron Taylor
46Justin Cox
47Chris Hackett
48Brandan Bishop
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2Antrel Rolle
3Aaron Williams
4Will Blackmon
5Kendrick Lewis
6Brandon Browner
7Major Wright
8Taylor Mays
9Duke Williams
10Phillip Thomas
11Jimmy Wilson
12Cooper Taylor
13Duke Ihenacho
14Terrish Webb
15Dante Barnett
16Jarrod Harper
17Justin Halley
18K.J. Dillon
19Elijah Shumate
20Jered Bell
21Joe Powell
22Lorenzo Jerome
23Robert Lester
24Otha Foster
25Akeem Davis
26Kimario McFadden
27Brandian Ross
28Robert Smith
29Ray Vinopal
30Brian Randolph
31Demarkus Perkins
32Lamarcus Brutus
33Floyd Raven
34Josh Aubrey
35Shiloh Keo
36Omar Bolden
37Calvin Pryor
38Vinnie Sunseri
39B.J. Lowery
40Jordan Kovacs
41Jemea Thomas
42Michael Caputo
43Brian Suite
44Erick Dargan
45Brandon Person
46Corey White
47Cedric Thompson
48Anthony Jefferson
49Brian Blechen
50Jadar Johnson
51A.J. Stamps
52Deron Washington
53Ian Wild
54Shamiel Gary
55Anthony Cioffi
56Malik Smith
57Shak Randolph
58Jordan Sullen
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2Drew Butler
3Matt Darr
4Steve Weatherford
5Brad Wing
6Dave Zastudil
7Tim Masthay
8Spencer Lanning
9Cody Mandell
10Kyle Christy
11Garrett Swanson
12Tom Hackett
13Taylor Symmank
14Kenny Allen
15Brandon Fields
16Steven Clark
17A.J. Hughes
18Toby Baker
19Ben LeCompte
20Kip Smith
21Robert Malone
22Swayze Waters
23Richie Leone
24Will Monday
25Peter Mortell
26Will Johnson