Tim Tebow Released from the Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles have released Tim Tebow, ending the former Heisman Trophy winner's bid to win the No. 3 quarterback job for Chip Kelly in Philadelphia. Tebow was one of 22 players released Saturday by the Eagles, who also cut veteran offensive lineman John Moffitt and rookie running back Raheem Mostert. "We felt Tim has progressed, but we didn't feel he was good enough to be the (No.) 3 right now," Kelly said. With Tim Tebow released, Eagles seek third QB Coach Chip Kelly said the Eagles will scan the waiver wire to add a third quarterback to the roster. tim_tebow_gator The move leaves Kelly and the Eagles with two quarterbacks on their current roster. Tebow, 28, and Barkley had been competing for the Eagles' No. 3 quarterback job behind Sam Bradford, who has a lengthy injury history, and Mark Sanchez. "[Tebow] really improved his throwing motion from when he was throwing a couple of years ago," Kelly said. "He worked extremely hard on it and deserves a lot of credit for that. I talked to him a little earlier [Saturday] when we released him. "He just needs to get more playing time. Get out there and get actual reps. Because he has done a ton on his own from an individual basis, but it is about taking that next step and playing the game." Tebow took to Twitter later Saturday, thanking Kelly and the Eagles. Tim Tebow has not appeared in a regular-season NFL game since December 2012. Kelly said Saturday that the Eagles were planning on acquiring a third quarterback. It's possible Tebow returns to the Eagles if either Bradford or Sanchez gets hurt. He also can come back after the season opener and his contract won't be guaranteed. "We are not done," Kelly said. "There could be a third quarterback. We'll see what happens with the waiver wire. Whether we add a quarterback to the active roster or the practice squad, we'll see." Although he did not start in Philadelphia's preseason finale, Tebow played well Thursday against the New York Jets, completing 11 of 17 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns. Tebow won the 2007 Heisman Trophy and helped Florida win two national championships during his college career but has not appeared in an NFL regular-season game since December 2012. He was cut by New England in training camp in 2013 and worked as a college football analyst on the SEC Network last year, but got another chance to play in the NFL when the Eagles signed him in the offseason. tim-tebow-sfSpan   The Associated Press contributed to this report. -ARTICLE FROM ESPN

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