Jacksonville Jaguars release Tim Tebow, ending his NFL comeback attempt

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Tuesday that they have released Tim Tebow as part of their latest round of cuts to reduce their roster to 85 players.

The team waived Tebow in addition to cornerback D.J. Daniel, and wide receivers Josh Imatorbhebhe and Tim Jones with injury designations. The team placed defensive tackle Daniel Ross on injured reserve.  Tebow tweeted Tuesday: “Thankful for the highs and even the lows, the opportunities, and the setbacks. I’ve never wanted to make decisions out of fear of failure and I’m grateful for the chance to have pursued a dream. Thank you to the Jaguars organization and everyone who has supported me in this journey.”

The 34-year-old Tebow signed a one-year contract with the Jaguars in May; the former quarterback hoped to transition to tight end this off-season, but struggled at practice and in the preseason. Tebow started his career with the Denver Broncos and started 16 games in the NFL. He attempted to revive his football career with the New York Jets, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, but left the NFL in 2015 to pursue a career in Major League Baseball, spending four seasons in the New York Mets’ Minor League system. He announced his retirement from baseball in February.

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