Dolphins remove Kendrick Norton from active roster

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Defensive tackle Kendrick Norton‘s football career is over. Until toward, he remained on the Miami Dolphins’ active roster.

The Dolphins have placed Norton on a reserve list that will allow them, if they so choose, to pay his salary for the season.

The Dolphins announced that they have placed Norton on reserve/non-football injury list. That officially ends his season.

It now will be up to the Dolphins to decide whether to pay Norton, a seventh-round pick of the Panthers in 2018, his $495,000 base salary. Although it would have been an uphill climb for him to make the 53-man roster, it’s something that owner Stephen Ross may decide to do in order to help Norton’s very difficult transition, following the automobile accident that resulted in the amputation of his left arm.

Norton’s medical expenses (he’s had at least six surgeries) have been and will be covered by the team’s and/or the league’s health insurance.

12 responses to “Dolphins remove Kendrick Norton from active roster

  1. Do the right thing, pay him. Also give him a job as a scout for the remained of his contract.

  2. Can anyone think of any time a team did the right thing in regard to a player in Kendrick’s situation? Kendrick no longer has any value to the Dolphins. I’m sure the Dolphins are having a stressful time deciding whether or not to pay this man.

  3. According to ESPN, the Dolphins plan on paying Norton his salary for the year and his medical costs will be covered by the team insurance policy.

    So kudos to the Dolphins, a nice gesture although I disagree that they had an obligation or that it was “the right thing” – the injury didn’t occur during the line of work and the Dolphins didn’t have anything to do with it. But I’m still glad they chose the compassionate route.

  4. Do the right thing and do NOT pay him . Also lol at give him a job . This guy was not injured on the field or during a team activity. Injury is a direct result of poor decision making and brought on by himself. The nfl is not a charity. Btw what happened to bs story of being cut off????

  5. There is zero chance of Ross not paying this man. Ross may not be the smartest football guy but he is a human and will take care of this man.

  6. It wouldn’t surprise me if the Dolphins still honor his contract. I hope they do something similar to what the Steelers did for Ryan Shazier so the young man can keep his insurance until he is fully recovered. However, this may be as far as they will go and it would be hard to blame them. He may not even have made the roster and it’s not like he would have gotten any meaningful playing time.

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