Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins are waiving S Isa Abdul-Quddus with a failed physical designation.
Jackson previously reported that the Dolphins were preparing for the possibility that Abdul-Quddus may not play at all in 2017.
Abdul-Quddus suffered an injury in the neck/shoulder region towards the end of last year, which led to him being placed on season-ending injured reserve.
According to Jackson, it remains to be seen whether Abdul-Quddus will ever play in the NFL again. Even so, Jackson says that he hasn’t given up hope of returning from his injury and plans to continue to undergo medical tests.
A source tells Jackson that one concern with this injury is the swelling in the injury region.
Abdul-Quddus, 27, originally signed on with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Fordham back in 2011. After three years in New Orleans, he signed on with the Lions before testing the free agent market last year and eventually agreeing to a three-year, $12.75 million contract with Miami.
Abdul-Quddus was set to make base salaries of $4.22 million over the final two years of the contract.
In 2016, Abdul-Quddus appeared in 15 games for the Dolphins and recorded 78 tackles, one sack, two inteceptions and five pass defenses.