...http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-0 ... ree-agents
Tagging Starks, who just completed a five-year, $20.5 million deal he signed with Miami in 2008, would guarantee the 29-year-old a one-year contract worth $8.45 million if he signed it. Starks would like to remain in South Florida, but it appears contract talks have stalled.
“I want to be a Dolphin, (and) not just for one more year,” Starks tweeted out on Sunday.
“Discount, yeah. Clearance rack, heck no!
“I want to be here and finish here!”
Problem is the Dolphins have a decent replacement for Starks already on the roster in Jared Odrick, the team’s 2010 first-round pick. Odrick, who is 6-foot-5, 302 pounds, spent all of last season as a defensive end, typically playing out of position, because of the team’s recent switch from a 3-4 scheme to a 4-3 scheme. ...
Starks could land a contract that trumps the four-year, $24 million ($12 million guaranteed) deal former Dolphins defensive tackle Kendall Langford got from the Rams last offseason. ...
I don't begrudge these guys realistically getting what they can while they can. I would imagine that most people, if they were in his situation, would try and do the same.