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The New York Jets have already cut ties with several veteran
players this week, and they will next shop backup quarterback Tim Tebow at the
scouting combine, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York.
The first day the Jets are able to trade Tebow is March 12.
Rather than cut him prior to this date, they may keep him until then and see if
they can swing a deal to recoup some value. Regardless, Cimini says that no one
is expected to express interest in trading for Tebow, so the Jets are
ultimately expected to release him.
Tebow is set to make a $2.6 million base salary in 2013. If
teams feel New York is going to release him anyway rather than carry him on
their roster next season, they will have little incentive to surrender a pick
and pay Tebow’s current going rate.
Because Tebow doesn’t seem to be a fit for the Jets regardless
of salary, New York will likely look to shed his contract in its continued
effort to free up additional cap space. The club already cut veterans Bart
Scott, Calvin Pace, Eric Smith and Jason Smith this week, moving it roughly
$5.7 million under the cap.
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