Starks will receive a one-year contract worth $8.3 million for the upcoming season. We’ll have to see if the Dolphins try to lock him up to a long-term extension at some point in the coming months.
The Dolphins have franchised DL Randy Starks, as expected.
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 4, 2013
Starks, 29, will receive a one-year guaranteed contract of $8.45 million. We had Starks listed as the No. 16 best available player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.
La Canfora adds that Miami is trying to negotiate contracts with their other impending free agents like OT Jake Long, RB Reggie Bush, WR Brian Hartline and CB Sean Smith, but they’re unlikely to use the tag on these players.
“I want to be a Dolphin!!! Not just for one more year…,” tweeted Starks Sunday night. “Discount yea clearance rack heck no! I want to be here and finish here!“