(Sports Network) - NFL teams must reduce rosters to 53 players on Saturday and
a report indicates that quarterback Tim Tebow will be among the New England
There has been nothing official from the Patriots, who have until 6 p.m. ET to
make the announcement, but Yahoo! Sports, NFL.com and ESPN are reporting that
the Patriots have decided to keep just two quarterbacks -- Tom Brady and Ryan
Tebow joined the Patriots in June and survived the first round of cuts earlier
this week. He also threw a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown passes in his
final audition on Thursday in New England's 28-20 win over the New York
The former Heisman Trophy winner was reunited in New England with the coach
who drafted him in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Patriots offensive
coordinator Josh McDaniels. McDaniels was the head coach of the Broncos at the
Tebow led Denver to the playoffs in his second season after becoming the
starter in Week 4 of the 2011 campaign, but was traded to the Jets for a pair
of draft picks the following offseason.
New York tried to use the former Florida product in several different
capacities -- including signal caller of the Wildcat formation as well as
punt block specialist -- but ultimately was unsuccessful and never given a
chance to play his natural position -- quarterback -- despite the struggles of
incumbent starter Mark Sanchez.
Tebow appeared in 12 games with the Jets and was waived at the end of April.
He has accumulated 29 total touchdowns and has thrown for 2,422 yards over the
course of a three-year career.
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