Dolphins Waive DT Kendrick Norton

The car accident that resulted in Dolphins rookie Kendrick Norton needing to have one of his arms amputated at the scene led to the team waiving him Sunday.

The Dolphins announced they waived the defensive tackle with an non-football injury designation. Norton, 22, will not play football again, but this transaction will allow him to collect a rookie salary from the Dolphins. He will revert to the team’s reserve/NFI list.

Norton caught on with the Dolphins in December 2018, when the team signed him off of the Panthers’ practice squad.

I realize that I will not be able to play for anyone,” Norton said, via CBS 4 Miami. “We are working past that, you know. That reality is sinking in. I am alive and I am grateful.”

Insurance from the NFL and Dolphins will pay for Norton’s medical expenses. The Jacksonville, Fla., native, chosen in the seventh round of the 2018 draft, was released from the hospital this week.

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6 comments on “Dolphins Waive DT Kendrick Norton

  1. ThePriceWasRight

    the result truly sucks but glad the NFL and Dolphins are taking care of him.

    • kevin

      I agree . especially since now a days a lot of businesses are just in it to make money so it’s good to see that some are human at times. I think a lot of times money goes to a players heads and they do dumb stuff n get hurt but sometimes u can just be someone at the bottom and have something like this happen. I hope the kid has a great life

  2. mcase7187

    It’s kinda sad that he’s already giving up on playing again if he really wanted to I’m sure there’s away now a days key thing never give up

    • George Ruth

      With Kendrick losing his arm it is almost impossible for him to continue playing football & I am sure that his father Ken Norton Jr will help him get through this difficult time & maybe Kendrick can get into coaching at some level

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