Jets cut quarterback Tim Tebow after one season

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Tim Tebow was waived by the Jets on Monday, the end of an unsuccessful one-
season experiment in New York that produced more hype and headlines than production on the field. It all ended quietly, with a three-paragraph news release.

No NFL team immediately showed interest in Tim Tebow after he was waived by the Jets, who rarely let him on the field.  FILE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
FILE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
No NFL team immediately showed interest in Tim Tebow after he was waived by the Jets, who rarely let him on the field.




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“Unfortunately,” coach Rex Ryan said in a statement, “things did not work out the way we all had hoped.”

It left Tebow’s football future in doubt. No NFL team has made a pitch to get him. The only nibble so far came from the Montreal Alouettes, who hold his rights in the Canadian Football League and said he can come compete for a job – as a backup.

The Heisman Trophy winner attempted just eight passes after his ballyhooed arrival in a surprising trade from the Denver Broncos in March 2012. He threw for 39 yards and rushed 32 times for 102 yards – and had no touchdowns.

Starter Mark Sanchez struggled amid constant questions about Tebow’s playing time. The Jets and new general manager John Idzik drafted former West Vir­gin­ia star Geno Smith in the second round of the NFL draft Friday, giving New York six quarterbacks and creating uncertainty about San­chez’s future as well.

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION: Before veteran NBA center Jason Collins came out as gay Monday, the NFL distributed a document to teams reiterating its anti-discrimination policy on sexual orientation.

The memo sent by Com­mis­sioner Roger Goodell to ownership, front-office personnel and coaches includes a section on questions teams can’t ask prospective draft picks and free agents. After the NFL combine in Feb­ruary, three players said officials posed questions relating
to their sexual orientation.

Examples given of prohibited queries include: “Do you like women or men? How well do you do with the ladies?
Do you have a girlfriend?”

BUCCANEERS: Georgia cornerback Branden Smith, UCLA receiver Jerry John­son and Arizona State cornerback Deveron Carr are among 13 undrafted college free agents agreeing to terms with Tampa Bay, the team announced Monday.

 
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