Starks staying with Fins

Team gives defensive tackle franchise tag

Published On: Mar 04 2013 02:12:47 PM EST
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MIAMI -

All-Pro defensive tackle Randy Starks is staying with the Dolphins this year.

According to several reports, the team has given Starks the franchise tag.

The move keeps Starks off the free agent market.

During his 5-years with Miami, Starks hasn't missed a game and has recorded 22 sacks.

ESPN reports that tagging Starks, means OT Jake Long, CB Sean Smith, and WR Brian Hartline will all become free agents.