Tim Tebow is a Free Bird, released by Eagles
Do not look for QB Tim Tebow on the Eagles roster, for he is no longer there.
The Philadelphia Eagles released the Jacksonville, Florida native on Saturday afternoon, once again ending Tebow's service before he could play a regular season game. Tebow was previously a victim of final preseason cuts in the summer of 2013 as a member of the Patriots.
Tebow's release is a bit of a shock. He played all four preseason games for Philadelphia, posting some very solid stats. He scored three total touchdowns for the Eagles (2 passing, 1 rushing), who recently capped off a 3-1 preseason slate. In his final game as an Eagle, Tebow faced off against another old foe in the New York Jets. He went 11-for-17 for 189 yards and 2 touchdowns with one interception in Philadelphia's 24-18 loss.
Tebow's release was even more shocking due to the Eagles' trade of fellow QB Matt Barkley to Arizona. With Tebow's release, the Eagles will dress two quarterbacks for their Week 1 Monday Night matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. Mark Sanchez returns from last year, while Sam Bradford was acquired in a trade with St. Louis.
Tebow signed with the Eagles on April 20th. After completing his college career at Florida, the devout Christian Tebow became a 1st round draft pick by the Denver Broncos in the 2011 NFL Draft. Tebow's ability to pull of clutch wins and his religious practices made him one of the most polarizing players in football. If no NFL team comes calling, Tebow will likely return to his job at ESPN, as a college football analyst on the SEC Network
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