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Randy Starks stays in Miami as team leaves for London

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Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks did not travel with the team to London to face the Oakland Raiders this week, according to a report.

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The Miami Dolphins will be without the services of defensive tackle Randy Starks for the first time since the Pro Bowler joined the team in 2008. Starks' streak of 111 straight games played will end when the Dolphins face the Oakland Raiders this week as he recovers from a back injury. Starks, according to a report from the Miami Herald's Adam Beasley, did not travel with the team to London on Thursday.

Rookie linebacker Chris McCain also did not make the trip. He is listed as having personal reasons for missing the game.

The Dolphins face the Raiders in the first of three International Series games for the NFL this year. This marks the second time Miami will play a regular season game in London, having lost to the New York Giants in the first International Series game at Wembley Stadium in 2007.

Kickoff is scheduled for 1pm ET Sunday, or 6pm British Standard Time.