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Eagles to sign QB Tebow


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Quarterback Tim Tebow, more than two years removed from his last NFL action, will sign a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, according to multiple media outlets.

Tebow, 27, worked out for the Eagles on March 16, and he is expected to participate in Philadelphia’s organized team activities beginning Monday.

Since last appearing in a game for the New York Jets in 2012, Tebow worked as an analyst on the SEC Network, which is owned by ESPN.

During his lone year in New York, Tebow appeared in 12 games (two starts) as Mark Sanchez’s backup. He completed six of eight passes for 39 yards, and he rushed 32 times for 102 yards. Sanchez is now with the Eagles, along with quarterbacks Sam Bradford, Matt Barkley and G.J. Kinne.

After a Heisman Trophy-winning college career that included two national championships at Florida, Tebow was selected 25th overall by the Denver Broncos in the 2010 draft. He led the Broncos to the playoffs — and a postseason win — in 2011, when he posted a 7-4 regular-season record as a starter.

In 35 NFL regular-season games overall, Tebow has a 47.9 percent completion rate (173-for-361) for 2,422 yards with 17 touchdown passes and nine interceptions. He has 989 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns on 197 carries (5.0-yard average). Tebow owns an 8-6 regular-season record as a starter.

Tebow was in training camp with the New England Patriots in August 2013 but did not make the team.

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