Randy Starks signs Miami Dolphins' franchise tender

Randy Starks signed his franchise tag with the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported.

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The defensive tackle had indicated he hoped to work out something longer than the one-year deal that comes with the franchise designation, but it appears he'll have to keep waiting.

The Dolphins currently are set to pay Starks $8.45 million for the season.

Starks is coming off a year in which he started all 16 games for the Dolphins, registering 4.5 sacks, 27 tackles and a pick.

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