Starks had his contract with the Browns terminated on Thursday.
Starks played just one season in Cleveland, as he started in 15 games this season. He recorded 29 tackles, one sack, and one fumble recovery. The 32-year-old will now hit the free agency market hoping to join a team in need of defensive line depth.
Starks (knee) is active Sunday against the Bengals.
Starks isn't a big name in IDP circles, but his presence could help provide depth to a Browns run defense that has struggled mightily this season.
One attribute that defensive lineman Randy Starks is looking to bring to the Browns is leadership.
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 Browns have agreed to a two-year deal with defensive lineman Randy Starks worth roughly $4 million per year, CBSSports.con NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports.
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.
The Dolphins have officially released defensive tackle Randy Starks, as they prepare to announce the signing of former Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora on Wednesday.
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.
The Dolphins are expected to part ways with defense lineman Randy Starks once the Ndamukong Suh signing becomes official, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports on Tuesday.
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 Dolphins are in fine shape for their Week 7 game at Chicago. Nearly all the players on their Friday injury report are probable.
The exceptions are wide receiver Brandon Gibson (hamstring), who is doubtful, and cornerback Cortland Finnegan (neck) and guard Shelley Smith (knee), who are questionable.
The offensive probables are tackle Branden Albert (shoulder), tight end Charles Clay (knee), running back Lamar Miller (foot), center Samson Satele (fibula) and wideout Mike Wallace (foot).
The defensive probables are linebackers Jelani Jenkins (abdomen), Koa Misi (ankle) and Philip Wheeler (shoulder) and tackles Anthony Johnson (shoulder) and Randy Starks (back).
The Dolphins have issued their final injury report for Week 6 against the Packers.
The team has listed a number of players as probable. Lineman Samson Satele, DT Randy Starks, LB Koa Misi, LB Jelani Jenkins, LB Philip Wheeler, LT Branden Albert and G Dallas Thomas should all be able to play during the contest.
The following players were listed inactive for the Dolphins in London against the Raiders in Week 4: Knowshon Moreno (elbow), Mike Pouncey, Koa Misi (ankle), Chris McCain, Shelley Smith, Billy Turner and Randy Starks (back).
It appears that the 111-game playing streak is over for Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks. He did not make the trip to London for the Sunday game against Oakland, per the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Starks, who has been the starter for Miami since 2009, has been dealing with a back problem that prevented him from practicing all week.
The Dolphins defense is mostly in good shape for Sunday's matchup against the Bills in Week 2, but they will be missing one key piece. Linebacker Koa Misi is inactive as a result of a knee injury suffered last week, though his absence was expected as he was listed as doubtful on the injury report.
Other than Misi, the rest of the team enters the game healthy enough to play. Linebackers Philip Wheeler (thumb) and Chris McCain (illness), defensive linemen Randy Starks (toe) and Derrick Shelby (knee), and defensive back Walt Aikens (hand) were all considered probable and are in uniform for the game.
The Dolphins have a lengthy injury report for Week 2 against the Bills, but most of their defensive players listed are expected to be healthy enough to play.
Linebackers Chris McCain (illness) and Philip Wheeler (thumb), defensive linemen Randy Starks (toe) and Derrick Shelby (knee) and defensive back Walt Aikens (hand) are all probable for Sunday's game despite being limited at times during practice.
Defensive tackle Randy Starks' new contract with the Dolphins averages $6 million per year, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. He played under the franchise tag last season, earning $8.45 million.
The Dolphins re-signed defensive tackle Randy Starks, reports NFL Network. The run stopper had 48 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble last season.
The Dolphins haven't made offers to re-sign defensive tackles Randy Starks and Paul Soliai, "and at this point it’s not expected they will," reports the Palm Beach Post. The team could be looking for a younger, cheaper option to pair with Jared Odrick, the report said.
Randy Starks was passed over for a starting assignment Sunday in Cleveland, but he certainly make the most of his opportunities. He recorded 1 1/2 of his team's six sacks in a dominating defensive performance. The result was a 23-10 victory.
The Dolphins announced before the game that Jared Odrick would start ahead of Starks on the left side against the Browns. It remains to be seen if Starks' fine performance, which included three tackles and three quarterback hits. pushes him back into the starting role next Sunday in Indianaplolis.
Dolphins defensive lineman Randy Starks returned to action Saturday night against the Buccaneers after missing his first three preseason games with a knee injury.
Starks, who signed a franchise tender with the Dolphins in the offseason, registered 4.5 sacks and one interception. He should be ready to go for the first week of the regular season.
Dolphins defensive lineman Randy Starks was held out of Saturday's preseason game against the Texans as he continues to deal with a knee injury. He has missed the team's first three preseason games with the injury.
The Dolphins will host the Buccaneers on Aug. 24. Their preseason finale is just five days later against the Saints.
The Dolphins have listed their injuries for Friday's preseason game at Jacksonville, reports the Miami Herald.
The players who are expected to play include: running back Lamar Miller (ankle), fullback Jorvorskie Lane (unknown), linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, defensive lineman Jared Odrick (groin), receiver Brian Hartline (calf) and defensive lineman Olivier Vernon (groin).
Receiver Mike Wallace's status remains unknown since he missed the Hall of Fame game with a groin injury, and defensive lineman Randy Starks (knee) and offensive lineman John Jerry (knee) and cornerback Jamar Taylor (hernia) are out.
Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks doesn't plan to make a big deal about not having a long-term contract from the team, instead focusing on playing well in 2013. Starks is currently slated to play on the franchise tag this season but has a good attitude about it and won't let it become a distraction, says the Miami Herald.