Dolphins waive Kendrick Norton after arm amputation, will still pay full salary

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The Dolphins have parted ways with Kendrick Norton.

Miami announced a number of roster changes Sunday, including moves regarding the rookie defensive tackle.

Norton suffered a career-altering injury in early July after doctors were forced to amputate his arm after a car crash where his truck hit a concrete barrier and overturned.

He has already undergone four surgeries and more are expected as he prepares to get a prosthetic arm. The NFL has agreed to cover all his medical costs and with the Dolphins placing Norton on the reserve/non-football injury list, they will be able to pay Norton his full salary.

Norton was released from the hospital Thursday.

“I am okay. I am as comfortable as I can be with the situation. I am doing fine and the best I can,” Norton said earlier in the week. “I am staying strong because all of the support from all of the fans, all of the teams, my family and everyone. That is what is pushing me, my faith and the support from my family, my grandparents, my sports agent. Everyone is going above and beyond with nothing in return. Just to see people who have been supporting me is just great.”

The Dolphins placed tight end Dwayne Allen, linebacker Mike Hull and cornerback Cordrea Tankersley on the active/physically unable to perform list.

The team also claimed tackle Will Holden off waivers and also waived cornerback Jamar Summers.