|04-20-2013, 04:05 PM||#1|
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Dolphins DT Randy Starks Won't Attend Voluntary Workouts; Seeks Long-Term Deal
This week, Randy Starks admitted to the Sun Sentinel he's "flattered" the Dolphins placed the franchise tag on him, guaranteeing this two-time Pro Bowl selection $8.45 million next season.
"A lot of guys would love to have the franchise tag," said Starks, who contributed 27 tackles, 4.5 sacks and one interception last season, his fifth with the Dolphins. "It means you're a franchise player."
But the inflated 2013 salary doesn't mean the nine-year veteran is backing down from his desire to land a multi-year deal, one he feels he's earned during his tenure with the franchise.
That's why Starks is skipping the team's voluntary workouts as a message to the team.
"I'm still working out. I work out as if I was with the team," Starks said. "I'm just not with the team right now."
While his agent, Tony Paige, pursues a contract extension, which would be added to the one-year contract he's already signed for this season, Starks has no interest in talking about the business side.
He wouldn't clarify his desired salary, sending all questions to his agent.
"I want to finish my career here. I never wanted to go anywhere else. I wanted to stay here and I've said that from the jump, but there's a business side to this game," Starks said. "I'm here at least one more year, so we'll see what happens after that."
Source: Sun Sentinel
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