Randy Starks like many franchise players held out this offseason in order to try to get a long-term deal. What is unusual is that this franchise player won’t be starting this season. Starks believes that that is because of his holdout.
“I’m not going to say nothing bad about it. It is what it is. I wasn’t here so I guess this is my punishment.”-Randy Starks via Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel through NBCSports
Starks also missed much of camp due to a leg injury so him not starting is probably a combination of things but it is a bit surprising that he will be paid over 8 million dollars to sit on the bench.