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Tim Tebow Released By the New York Jets

7:25 AM, Apr 29, 2013   |    comments
Tim Tebow stands on the sideline during the fourth quarter of the Sugar Bowl between the Florida Gators and the Louisville Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Louisville defeated Florida (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)
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(USA TODAY) -- Tim Tebow couldn't get any playing time last season when the New York Jets had three quarterbacks on the roster. Following the selection of Geno Smith last week, they had six.

Well, now they have five.

Tebow was informed Monday morning when he arrived at the team's facility he'll be released, a person informed of the impending transaction told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't yet announced the move.

Tebow's NFL career is now in major jeopardy, unless of course he accepts a role as anything other than a quarterback. The Jets envisioned him as a Swiss Army knife of a player, and Tebow played a bunch of roles for them early last season - pass protector, punt protector, wide receiver and even H-back. The Jets also wanted to use him as a tailback, though that never materialized.

Late in the season, when Rex Ryan benched Mark Sanchez and started Greg McElroy instead of Tebow, the coach had an upset Tebow on his hands. Tebow believed the fact he was active for much of the season while McElroy was inactive was an indication he was truly the No. 2 quarterback. He was wrong.

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