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Tebow signs with Patriots

3 years 5 months 3 weeks ago June 11, 2013 Jun 11, 2013 Tuesday, June 11 2013 June 11, 2013 8:40 AM in Sports
Source: Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tim Tebow is joining the New England Patriots.

The high-profile quarterback, who spent one season mostly on the sidelines with the New York Jets, officially signed on Tuesday morning, as the Patriots opened up a three-day minicamp.

The team made the announcement prior to coach Bill Belichick's first interview session with the media on the field.

Tebow was waived by the Jets on April 29, one year after throwing a touchdown pass to win a playoff game in overtime for the Denver Broncos.

The transaction was first reported Monday by ESPN. According to the report, Tebow will play the role of quarterback, though he could be used at other spots if he makes the team. The Patriots have Tom Brady and Ryan Mallett at that position already, but they released quarterback Mike Kafka on Monday.

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