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Yesterday, the Miami Dolphins locked up one of their own free agents, by placing the franchise tag on Randy Starks. While the 2 sides continue to try to agree on a longer term deal, the Dolphins are also in the process of negotiating with their other free agents. Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com reported today that the Dolphins and Hartline are close to finalizing a multiyear deal. The local media members have quoted sources saying that the two sides are ‘deep in talks’. One way or another, it sounds like the deal is going to get done sometime soon.
Photo courtesy of Dolphins.com
The deal that Marvez is reporting is worth between $6-$6.5 million per season. In my opinion, that’s a pretty good payday for a wide receiver that scored just 1 touchdown last season. We do not know the financial details of the deal, probably because they aren’t finalized yet. However, I would expect the cap hit for this season to be closer to $4 million than $6 million. If I had to guess, I’d say this deal is somewhere around 3 years for $19 mil or 4 years for $24 million.
Again, we won’t know the cap impact until the details of the deal are released. However, if you take the Dolphins supposed $48 million in cap room and subract $8.4 mil for Starks and $6 mil for Hartline, the Dolphins will have about $33 million left to spend this offseason. That’s still plenty of money to spend on a Mike Wallace or Greg Jennings AND a pass rusher, if they choose to do so. Remember, the Dolphins will need just over $6 mil to sign their rookies, so they essentially have $26 million to work with, after the Hartline deal. (cont’d on page 2, click here)
BEST OF MAXIM
What can we take from the photo below of Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline and a rather bodacious babe in a bikini taken in Antigua? Hmmm....
1. It doesn't take an elite athlete to make it in the NFL.
2. Brian believes in curls. Just not ones done in the gym.
3. The Dolphins are fixing to pay that $6 million a year?
4. She is clearly into him for the money...
After a few days of negotiating, the Miami Dolphins have agreed to terms on a deal with wide receiver Brian Hartline. The terms of the deal include a 5 year deal worth 30.775 million with 12.5 million fully-guaranteed.
News of the signing was first reported by ProFootballtalk.com and then confirmed by NFL Network's Jeff Darlington who witnessed Hartline step out of the...
The Miami Dolphins have placed the franchise tag on Randy Starks, according to Jason La Canfora. This move comes as no surprise as reports surfaced yesterday that the Dolphins were already planning...
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The market for Miami Dolphins free agent offensive lineman
Jake Long is yet to be determined, but it’s clear that the former top pick
wants to continue to be paid like one of the top performers at his position.
Long has indicated that he’s seeking a long-term contract with an average
annual salary of $11 million, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
. @profootballtalk reports...
Randy Starks is in line to earn 8.5 million this season. He might not be too excited about it.
Starks, apparently in reference to learning he would have the franchise tag pegged on him by the Miami Dolphins, tweeted on Sunday, "I want to be a dolphin!!! Not just for one more year.
The Dolphins are expected Monday to place the one-year tender on the defensive tackle. Several...
The Miami Dolphins have designated defensive tackle Randy Starks as their franchise player.
The Dolphins announced their decision Monday.
Starks will be guaranteed $8.45 million this season if he signs the franchise tender and plays this season under that designation, a big raise from the $3.72 million he earned in 2012. Starks has had 4 1/2 sacks each of the past two seasons for...
The Miami Dolphins have a few hours left to decide whether or not they will use their franchise tag on one of their own soon-to-be free agents. Some have speculated that Jake Long or Sean Smith might get ‘tagged’. However, Long’s salary would be over $15 million for 2013 and Smith’s would be over $10 million. That’s too much for either of those 2 players. Long is...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Miami Dolphins aren’t expected to place the franchise tag on left tackle Jake Long.
The Dolphins are instead expected to tag defensive tackle Randy Starks, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
The Dolphins will use the tag to protect an asset. Barring striking a long-term deal with Starks before the deadline, he is in line to get...
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Miami Dolphins have placed the franchise tag on defensive tackle Randy Starks.
The Dolphins have franchised DL Randy Starks, as expected.
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 4, 2013
Starks didn’t want to play under the tag, but he unfortunately doesn’t have a choice.
Now that Starks has been tagged, Jake Long, Brian Hartline...
The Miami Dolphins are deep in contract extension talks with
wide receiver Brian Hartline, according to Albert Breer of NFL.com.
NFL.com's Albert Breer reported Tuesday morning that the
Dolphins and Brian Hartline are in deep talks to keep the receiver long
term, according to a source involved in the talks. Nothing is imminent, but
things could come together quickly.
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According to Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com, the Miami Dolphins and wide receiver Brian Hartline are close to finalizing a contract extension.
A source told FOXSports.com that Brian Hartline and the Dolphins are nearing agreement on a contract that would keep the wide receiver from hitting the free-agent market. The multiyear deal would average between $6 million and $6.5 million...
Alex Marvez reports a source has informed him that the Dolphins are close to reaching an agreement with WR Brian Hartline on a multi-year contract that would average $6 – $6.5 million annually.
Marvez mentions that the Dolphins could still pursue one of Greg Jennings or Mike Wallace in the next few weeks, as they’ll have plenty of space to work with.
Hartline, 26, caught 74...