Dec 22, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Thad Lewis (9) runs around Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks (94) during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins Ink Starks Still No RT/G


The Miami Dolphins have managed to keep one of their two fleeing defensive tackles.  After months of not speaking the Dolphins opened the door last night and Randy Starks walked back in.  The two year deal is worth 12 million.  Starks is solid against both the pass and run and will be paired with free agent Earl Mitchell.

The deal is very similar to the contract Paul Soliai signed after he received the franchise tag a few years back.  Simple two year agreement that isn’t overly paid out.  It’s a very solid move for the franchise.

While Starks will shore up the remaining hole on the defensive line, glaring holes are still present on the offensive line.  While Miami locked up Branden Albert yesterday, they have not touched either guard position nor the right tackle position.  The team has Nate Garner and Sam Brenner as the only viable depth at the moment.  The free agent market for RT’s and guards will begin to close very soon.  The guard market is already trending in that direction.

The Dolphins will also need to fill a vacancy at CB and while fans would love to see Miami entice Darrell Revis it is looking more and more likely he will end up in New England.

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  • Johnny

    lphins screwed up!!!! They let the top 3 guards sign elsewhere!!! Beadles, Shwartz, and Asamoah…How can they not pick up atleast one of these guys??? Now?? Slim pickings.. Nice job Hickey… Only have 3-4 spots to fill on the OLine… Now we have Albert at LT and Pouncy at C.. Need 2 guards and a RT!!! Yes you might get one rookie you draft to start… But you can’t expect them all too… Needed atleast 1 Guard in FA.. (And RT option)And the top Gs are off the board…. Screwed up Hickey!!!

    • Pentax Shooter

      Relax, good things are coming our way!

    • John Lyell

      Need to sign Mack move Pouncey to guard

    • Chris

      Is this the thread where we officially start calling for Hickey to be fired?

  • eric

    @disqus_eING1XavBX:disqus what makes you think they didn’t make a run at those guys? Plus it remains to be seen what other things are coming our way. This is the problem with the modern fan base…sheesh…give the guy some time. All the really great teams/franchises are patient and dont overreact.