One attribute that defensive lineman
Coming from Miami, Starks is hoping to be an outspoken leader to the younger members on the defensive line. Starks added that he doesn't necessarily want to try and assert his authority over the whole defense.
“I’m not trying to come here and take over the whole defense," Starks said on Sirius XM radio, via ClevelandBrowns.com. "I’m just trying to take care of the defensive line, and that will help take care of the defense itself. Because we have (Karlos) Dansby and Joe Haden to take care of their respective positions.”
Starks recorded 28 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks in 15 games in 2014. In 11 seasons, Starks has only been to the playoffs twice. He's hoping that changes with the Browns.
“That’s the same thing I told (coach Mike Pettine): I’m trying to win games," Starks said. "I’m trying to get to the playoffs. And we’re on the same page.”
The Dolphins parted ways with Starks after adding Ndamukong Suh last week. Starks rated as a league-average defensive tackle in 2014, ranking 42 out of 81 players, per Pro Football Focus. He racked up 28 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks in 15 games last season.
Starks signed a two-year, $12 million contract extension last March. Miami will save $5 million with the move. The two-time Pro Bowler recorded 28 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks last season for Miami. The 31-year-old has 41 sacks through his 11-year NFL career.
Starks, 31, signed a two-year, $12 million contract extension last March. Miami would save $5 million by cutting the two-time Pro Bowler. He recorded 28 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks last season for Miami. He has 41 sacks through his 11-year NFL career.
The exceptions are wide receiver
The offensive probables are tackle
The defensive probables are linebackers
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