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Randy Starks open to giving Dolphins a discount, not wild about 'clearance' price or franchise tag

Monday at 4 p.m. (EST) is the deadline for NFL teams to apply the franchise tag to their looming unrestricted free agents. And since Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland has said the team will likely use the designation and defensive tackle Randy Starks seems a logical designee, as I told you on Feb. 19, we await what seems inevitable.

Apparently Starks has gotten wind either directly from the team or other avenues that he might be a franchise tag target -- particularly since negotiations for a long-term deal haven't exactly proved fruitful.

[Update: The Dolphins do indeed plan to place the franchise tag on Starks, sources say.]

So Starks on Sunday did what NFL players in 2013 do when they have something to say.

He took to twitter.

"I want to be a Dolphin!!!" Starks tweeted with multiple exclamation points. "Not just for one more year ..."

Well, clearly it seems Starks wants to be with the team longterm and not just for the one-year franchise designation. That franchise tag would guarantee Starks up to $8.45 million for one year in exchange for the exclusive rights to him. It would also cost the Dolphins that same amount off their salary cap space. But it is effectively only a one-year deal.

And Starks wants a multi-year contract.

And on that topic the Dolphins and Starks agent Tony Paige have been discussing a deal but the sides have opposing views of what that discussion is over. The Dolphins believe they're making a solid effort to keep Starks with a good long-term offer. Starks side believes the Dolphins are trying to pay K-Mart prices for a Pro Bowl player.

Starks also says he's not adverse to giving the Dolphins a hometown discount but that has a limit.

"Discount yeah clearence rack heck no," Starks tweeted. "I want to be here and finish here!"

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You people make me sick support your damn team already , heck I go to 2 games a year and I live in jersey

So who is the loser now jack ars

why is evertone down on werner, just cause mayock the mouth says he will be average, not what i see on film

LONG IS WASTE OF MONEY...

HE'S INJURED FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE ....

THE
CELLAR ....

I would rather have a 6'7 280 lbs African American man that scares the shyt out everyone like William gohlston mich. st

MARC,


IF ROSS BUYS THE EMPTY SEATS,IT MEANS HE'S NOT PAYING A DIME B/C HE OWNS THE WHOLE THING......


STILL, I DECLARE YOU YOU A GOOD FAN .NOT LIKE THE (( LOVE BOYS )) GANG...

Ok thanks I just want to see us win again it's been a long time

AS LONG AS OUR GARAGE MANAGER RUNS THIS TEAM FOR HIS OWN AGENDA ,,,,,,,,,,\\\


YOU WILL NEVER WIN AGAIN,,,,,,

Aloco

It is very possible that Ireland and co. Can pull this thing off its all there in front of us

Interesting series 'A Football Life' on NFL Network.

Saw an episode recently about the old Rams 'Fearsome Foursome' defensive line. Pretty funny to learn that Merlin Olsen (and his family) were loyal members of the Communist Party who were even received as honored guests in the old Soviet Union. Never heard that before!

Dude I can build this team with47 mill. To spend and 10 picks and I'd do it for free

MARC.....


THE HISTORY OF OUR GARAGE MANAGER OF BEING IRISH ,TELLS ME ,HE 'S IN IT FOR HIMSELF ....

Marc from nj
dont pay any attention to Harmel. He comes in here everyday saying the exact same thing trying to get someone to respond to him. dont waste your time.

What about last years big playmaker- legade nanneeeeeee

enuf said

THE CRIMES WHICH WERE DONE BY THE VIKINGS IN THEIR TIME FROM KILLING,,RAPING WOMEN AND YOUNG GIRLS AND BOYS ,WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN BY TODAY'S YOUNG PEOPLE..........


VIKINGS=KILLERS .

NFLdotcom is reporting Jake Long has indicated he's looking for 11 Million per year. Who's willing to pay that for a guy who didn't finish the last 2 years?

It is more than obvious that if they let Jake walk, Ireland is absolutely sure that he has his replacement.

OSCAR...HOW COME YOU ALWAYS COME UP WITH THE OBVIOUS .AS IN YOUR LAST POST @ 6;55 PM....


PLEASE, TRY TO COME UP WITH SOME THING NEW..

Jake on the other hand, doesn't care if he stays a Dolphin. He's simply a gun for hire looking for the highest offer which is fine if you're a selfish, egotistical jerk that only cares about money.

Posted by: We Need Playmakers | March 03, 2013 at 06:13 PM


You just described 99.99% of all successful businessmen. Make no mistake, this is a business.

Time for you to grow up and realize that these games mean nothing beyond entertainment, and the players go to the highest bidder in most cases.
Posted by: Miro | March 03, 2013 at 06:20 PM

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WNP like most bloggers here is very naive and unaware how the world turns.

big Sam Baker is in the fold

The Irish Man can ill afford any big mistake now, either in FAgency or with the Draft's high picks. So expect him to be conservative this Year also on either place.

Jake should be on his knees after what we just paid him the last 5 years ,would 7 or 8 million be such a bad thing

Safe is good I can live with safe

Well, ALoco, many People saying, including yourself, that JMart won't be able to handle he LT position. Obviously, if Ireland lets Jake walk, he differs from yourselves.

All these agents see Miami has some good money and are looking to get there player a big piece. Ireland going to offer him what he thinks he worth, not anything more. This is exactly what the tag is for. A player you can't afford to lose at this time. There are quite a few good DT's in the draft Miami should get one in 2nd or 3rd round. If we end up tagging Starks both are starting DT's will be FA next year. Dolphins need some bargaining leverage.

This team will transform into a power in the next few years

OSCAR....WE WILL BE IN THE CELLAR NEXT YEAR ....AS LONG AS THE GARAGE MANAGER HAS HIS OWN AGENDA,,JUST GOING IN CIRCLES ,IN THE CELLAR WITH NO WINDOWS TO ESCAPE....

Your opinion, ALoco.

We will challenge New England this year

Ireland is showing patience. This is a sign of maturity and strength. Obviously he has a plan B for all of our FA's. He is armed very well to handle the situation with both plenty of cap room and plenty of picks.

My wife bought me a Reggie Bush jersey for my birthday(Wonder what Mr Ross& Jeff are Gonna get me?)I need Playmakers dog gone it!!!!!

MARC....

EASY KILLER, CHALLENGING MEW ENGLAND ???????

WE DON'T EVEN HAVE A WR WHO CAN SCORE MORE THAN 1 TD IN 16 PLAYED ,......

I wouldn't count on NE dominating much longer, if at all. It is very rare for a team to sustain success as long as they have. Brady at his age is more fragile than ever. One little injury can change that team dramatically for years to come.

Yes. FAgency this Year is stacked with good Players and will become more so. We must be patient even if we don't like it.

We will have 3 new wr next year plus a new te and probably a true power back along with a new de and a couple of cb philbin is reshaping this team to his vision ......the plan will unfold on march 12

OSCAR ....

LIFE
IS SHORT....


VIKINGS = KILLERS

AGENEW,

ANY ONE............... ?


GAFFENEY ,

ANY ONE ................. ?

Obviously, NE is our prime target for our Division. Right, ALoco? So, big time pass rusher from the opposite side of Wake. Yes, ALoco?

Within two months, we will have a very clear idea as to exactly what we have in the 'new' Ireland and Philbin. I am optimistic enough to predict a playoff win in 2013.

AGREE OSCAR...

WAKE NEEDS HELP ...............

BUT THEN ,YOU NEED MANY PLAYERS ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Wallace,steadman baily ,Kenny stills,Dustin Keller ,staphon Taylor Joseph fuaria

I JUST ATE ROMANO CHEESE FROM WHOLE FOOD,,,,

THE CHEESE TASTES LIKE HEAVEN,NOT LIKE ANY OTHER CHEESE YOU BUY FROM THE WAL-MART STYLE FOOD STORES.......

WHOLE FOODS ROCKS..

You seem to be a High Class People, ALoco, just like Carl is. Good.

OSCAR..I AM VERY AWARE OF FOOD ,,WHEN YOU GO AND BUY FISH OR MEAT FROM WHOLE FOOD,I KNOW I AM PAYING 4 DOLLARS EXTRA PER POUND FOR MEAT OR FISH....BUT YOU KNOW THE PRODUCT IS REALY TOP NOTCH AND VERY CLEAN ....

ANOTHER THING ABOUT WHOLE FOOD,YOU NEVER SMELL ANY STANGE ODORS THERE ............

THE
NORMAL FOOD STORE'S ODOR ......

STRANGE

I don't blame you for it, ALoco, I commend you.

It has always been Man and his Circumstances.

Where is Whole Foods?

THERE R FEW STORES AROUND MIAMI ,WITH ONE OPENING SOON IN DOWN TOWN MIAMI ..

I JUST GOOGLED IT.

Thanks.

Sign Starks to a multi year deal already! It will be less of a cap hit than the franchise tag and will keep a very good player here for the next 3-5 yrs!

- You fukkking butchers, you're eating the middle of the Round! - But, Sir,...

I like Sapito. So does my Son.

Let,s hope they work the draft, free agency is spendy for used players. Success in free agency is rare. JI did manage to hoard alot of draft picks, Why send tons now for free agents when you can buils with draft, gonna take Thill 2 more years anyway.

BOBBY D what is you dont have unstand?? i put on there about jeff Irelands and randy starns there have the contracet on paper or he wll get only the year of money WHY DONT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT???

Posted by: bidniss | March 03, 2013 at 05:03 PM

Impersonator...ban them as you said you would!!!!!!!!!!

No Tag yet, no Tag. Hmm...

Very tender Meat, always cook in butter, Pure butter.

That is terrible advice Oscar, just terrible.

Very high in fat Oscar it's not good for you

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