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After making a comeback in the NFL as a tight end, Tim Tebow was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Tim Tebow was dismissed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday, ending his attempt to return to the NFL after an eight-year absence.
The quarterback-turned-tight end, a first-round draft pick by the Denver Broncos in 2020, thanked the Jaguars for the opportunity following the transfer.
“Thankful for the highs and lows, opportunities and setbacks,” Tebow wrote on Twitter.
“I’ve never wanted to make decisions because I’m afraid of failing, and I’m happy for the opportunity to have pursued a dream…” Grateful for the highs and lows, possibilities and disappointments.
I’ve never wanted to make decisions because I’m afraid of failing, and I’m happy for the opportunity to pursue a dream.
— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) August 17, 2021 NFL teams must reduce their rosters to 85 players by 4 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, and Tebow was a longshot.
In the Jaguars’ 23-13 preseason loss to the Cleveland Browns on Saturday, he didn’t have a catch.
The 34-year-old was targeted once, but the throw was tipped at the scrimmage line.
Tebow, a Heisman Trophy winner and two-time national champion at Florida, started 14 games for the Broncos from 2010 to 2011, having an 8-6 record.
He threw for 2,422 yards on 47.9% of his passes, with 17 scores and nine interceptions, and added 989 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns.
The New York Jets acquired Tebow and a seventh-round selection pick in March 2012 in exchange for two 2021 draft picks, a fourth-rounder and a sixth-rounder.
In 2012, he was waived by the Jets after attempting eight passes and completing six of them.
Tebow was then signed by the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, although neither team used him in a game.
Tebow turned to baseball after his football stint, signing with the New York Mets in September 2016.
With the Mets’ low-A Columbia Fireflies organization, he hit a home run in his first professional at-bat.
Tebow hit.223 with a.299 on-base percentage,.338 slugging percentage, 107 runs, 48 doubles, three triples, 18 home runs, 107 RBIs, and five stolen bases in 287 games during three minor league seasons.
In February, he announced his retirement from baseball and in May, he signed with the Jaguars to play under Urban Meyer, his college coach.
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