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 outlets have reported its a done deal, although the Dolphins have not yet made an official announcement.
This would mean the Dolphins have chosen for now to hold onto Starks, a two-time Pro Bowler, over several other top free agents on the team. Other options included tackle Jake Long, running back Reggie Bush, cornerback Sean Smith and wide receiver Brian Hartline.
Mondays expected move makes it more likely that Long, a four-time Pro Bowler who was the No. 1 pick in the 2008 draft, has played his last game for Miami. He might seek a contract in excess of 10 million per season, which could be too rich for the...