DT Randy Starks seeks new deal

Updated: April 16, 2013, 1:25 PM ET
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Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks, a month after signing his franchise tender, will not be attending the team's voluntary offseason program and desires a long-term deal, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Tuesday.

Starks, guaranteed $8.45 million this season after signing Miami's franchise tender in March, will only attend mandatory camps, the source said.

The Dolphins otherwise had nearly perfect attendance Monday at the start of offseason workouts.

The 29-year-old Starks, given a big raise from the $3.72 million he earned in 2012 with the tender, made the Pro Bowl as an alternate and is one of the anchors of Miami's stout run defense. Starks and Paul Soliai also make up one of the top defensive tackle tandems in the NFL. The Dolphins entered the offseason with more than $40 million in cap room and handed out sizable contracts to players such as receiver Mike Wallace, linebackers Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler, and in-house free agents Brian Hartline and Matt Moore.

Information from ESPN.com's James Walker was used in this report.

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