MIAMI -- The feud between Jason Taylor and Bill Parcells intensified Wednesday, making it likely the six-time Pro Bowl defensive end has played his last game for the Miami Dolphins.
Coach Tony Sparano said Taylor isn't expected to take part in any team activities through training camp.
The revelation came less than 24 hours after Taylor finished second to Kristi Yamaguchi in the finals of "Dancing With the Stars" in Los Angeles.
For weeks the new Dolphins regime, led by Parcells, has fumed while Taylor spent his offseason focused on his budding Hollywood career over being in South Florida working out with teammates. Only Taylor was missing at the team's voluntary team practice Wednesday.
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