Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Starks volunteers to skip Fins' voluntary workouts


Randy Starks is taking the popular route of franchise-tagged players.

The Miami Dolphins defensive lineman, who was slapped(?) with the $8.45 million tag last month, doesn't plan on attending the team's voluntary workouts, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Via multiple reports, Starks is the only player on the roster absent from the gathering.

The 29-year-old is required to and will attend minicamp, but he's clinging to the idea that he could still work out a long-term deal in the meantime. It will probably be all for naught, as Miami will likely make him play out the one-year deal and re-address the situation after the 2013 season.

Starks has amassed 307 tackles and 32.5 sacks in nine seasons with the Dolphins and Tennessee Titans.

He wasn't the only AFC-Easter to opt out of voluntary workouts because of the franchise tag, as Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd plans to stay home, as well.

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