According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Miami Dolphins have placed the franchise tag on defensive tackle Randy Starks.
The Dolphins have franchised DL Randy Starks, as expected.
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 4, 2013
Starks didn’t want to play under the tag, but he unfortunately doesn’t have a choice.
Now that Starks has been tagged, Jake Long, Brian Hartline, Reggie Bush and Sean Smith will all become free agents on March 12th, barring a new contract for each player.