Miami Dolphins waiving Isa Abdul-Quddus (neck), career likely over

Buffalo Bills running back Mike Gillislee is tackled by Miami Dolphins’ Isa Abdul-Quddus in a game last season. Abdul-Quddus was waived due to injury. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

The Miami Dolphins are waiving safety Isa Abdul-Quddus after he failed a physical due to a neck injury, according to a league source.

Abdul-Quddus, 27, is not expected to play again, according to another league source.

In December, Abdul-Quddus said that despite a neck/shoulder injury, he believed he would play again.

But at the NFL Scouting Combine last week, Miami General Manager Chris Grier couldn’t guarantee that Abdul-Quddus would play again. And coach Adam Gase acknowledged Abdul-Quddus’ injury was worse than initially feared.

In late December, Abdul-Quddus said that he had stretched a nerve in his neck.

At the time of the injury, Abdul-Quddus was second on the Dolphins with 77 tackles and tied for second with two interceptions.

Abdul-Quddus played in 89 career games, including 31 starts for the Saints, Lions and Dolphins. Abdul-Quddus, who began his career as an undrafted free agent from Fordham, had 213 career tackles and four interceptions.

When Miami’s starting safety went down, cornerback Byron Maxwell called Abdul-Quddus a “general” and “enforcer.”

The Dolphins agreed to a new five-year contract with safety Reshad Jones on Thursday. But they’ll need to add at least one starting-caliber safety in free agency.

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