Third time since Saturday that it sounds like Starks was tagged. Hopefully this time it stick.
https://mobile.twitter.com/OmarKelly...12606707519488The Dolphins have indeed placed the franchise tag on Randy Starks, guaranteeing him $8.45M for 2013. Deal not signed.
Edit: Adam Schefter just confirmed.
Jason La Canfora via his twitter.
You mean Tag dont you?
Good move, keeps that strong defensive line together for another year. $8 million isn't that bad of price to pay either.
Makes sense to do this.
So that would leave about $37 million in cap room?
Honestly the only way I really like this is if we can reach an extension. If we can sign him for 4 years @ 20-24 mil I'd be happy. Can groom Odrick behind him and Soliai and then lets Soliai walk after this year depending on our cap situation. Investing over 12 or so million in the defensive tackle position is too rich for my liking.