The feud between Jason Taylor and Bill Parcells intensified yesterday, making it likely the six-time Pro Bowl defensive end will not play for Miami this season.
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 - the team's executive vice president of operations - has fumed while Taylor spent his offseason focused on his budding Hollywood career rather than the team.
Following a voluntary team practice yesterday - with only Taylor missing - Sparano signaled the Dolphins are ready to move on without their top defender.
"I'm glad we know this. We've gotten the information, and that's important," Sparano said. "I know that Jason is not going to be in any minicamps, and I know that right now Jason is not going to be at training camp."
* ESPN.com reported that David Jacobs, a personal trainer from Texas, met with league officials at their request to provide documentation about a distribution network that provided steroids to current and former players.
Jacobs was sentenced to 3 years of probation on May 1 for a single count of conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids.
Jacobs has said he wanted to tell league officials about "loopholes in their program."
* Terrell Owens is entering the final year of his 3-year contract with Dallas but surprisingly is not upset with the situation.
"Honestly, I don't really feel like it's hanging over my head," Owens said.
In 2005, Owens was heading into the second year of a 7-year contract with the Eagles when he began squawking about a new deal.
* Charles Grant participated in a training session with New Orleans, 1 day after being indicted by a grand jury in Georgia on an involuntary manslaughter charge. It stems from a February altercation at a nightclub in which a pregnant woman was shot to death. *