Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Starks, Soliai ready to move on from Dolphins


The interior of the Miami Dolphins' defensive line will take on a different look next year.

Defensive tackles Randy Starks and Paul Soliai are set to become free agents next week if the Dolphins don't re-sign one or both of them, and neither appear to be a priority for Miami.

For starters, Starks' agent, Tony Paige, recently said his client's return to the team is "unlikely," because the Dolphins simply haven't made any effort to negotiate a new contract.

"He's looking forward to moving on," Paige told The Miami Herald.

Meanwhile, Soliai's agent, David Canter, said the Dolphins haven't made an offer since August.

The Herald's Barry Jackson reported that Soliai's camp is seeking a deal in the neighborhood of $6 million-plus per year, which seemingly isn't a number the team is willing to commit to the 30-year-old.

"If they want to keep him, they know what we believe it will take to keep him," Canter said.

The departure of Starks and Soliai would make defensive tackle a major priority for the Dolphins. Jared Odrick, who is still under contract, is a bonafide starter at the position, but the Dolphins would need to address the position early in the draft and/or in free agency, given the nature of Kevin Coyle's 4-3 defensive line rotation.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2014/03/530-pm-dolphins-update-on-soliai-and-starks.html#storylink=cpy

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