facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Patriots cut quarterback Tim Tebow

Aug. 31, 2013 at 7:13 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The New England Patriots announced Saturday they have cut quarterback Tim Tebow as NFL teams were required to get down to the 53-man roster limit.

The former Heisman Trophy winner was considered expendable after Ryan Mallett secured his position as Tom Brady's backup, and now faces the task of landing with his fourth team in his third NFL season.

Tebow was considered a long shot to make the Patriots' roster. He played in two pre-season games, completing 7-of-18 passes for 90 yards.

Tebow was a rookie sensation for Denver in 2011, taking over the starting job in the second half of the season and engineering a string of comeback wins that carried the Broncos into the playoffs.

He was with the New York Jets the following season, where he was considered a bust and spent much of his time on the bench.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Watch: ESPN's Hannah Storm tears up in outrage over Ray Rice and state of the NFL Watch: ESPN's Hannah Storm tears up in outrage over Ray Rice and state of the NFL
2
Adrian Peterson reinstated, expected to lineup for Vikings on Sunday against Saints Adrian Peterson reinstated, expected to lineup for Vikings on Sunday against Saints
3
Untapable brings celebrity to Cotillion Stakes
4
O's top Blue Jays; magic number is 1
5
2013-14 college football bowl results 2013-14 college football bowl results
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback