MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins allowed defensive tackle Randy Starks to become an unrestricted free agent Tuesday. But after nearly a week of teams being able to contact Starks, it looks like he’s coming back to the Fins.
According to NFL.com, the Dolphins are finalizing a deal with Starks to play with the Dolphins. The new contract will be for much less money than what Starks received last year. He played the 2013 season under the franchise tax and was paid $8.45 million for the season.READ MORE: City of Miami Beach, Aspen Institute Team Up For First-Ever Climate Change Conference In March 2022
CBSSports.com’s Jason LaCanfora and NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport both report the new contract Miami is finalizing with Starks will be around $6 million per season.READ MORE: Arsht Center To Require Vaccinations, Negative COVID Tests For Audience Members
With Starks returning to Miami, what looked like a possible weakness heading into free agency should once again turn into a strength for the Dolphins. Starks would join Cameron Wake, Jared Odrick, Olivier Vernon, and Dion Jordan on the defensive line.
Starks would also work beside new Dolphins defensive tackle Earl Mitchell who was signed by Miami just after free agency opened on Tuesday.MORE NEWS: ‘Very Exciting Day’: South Florida Pediatrician Ecstatic Over Pfizer's Announcement COVID Vaccine Safe For Kids Ages 5-11
Combining Starks, who ranked seventh among defensive linemen measured by ProFootballFocus, with Mitchell, a powerful run stopper with good ability to push the pile; would give Miami quite a line to throw at a team like the Patriots.