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Tim Tebow says he’s still training in hopes of return to NFL


(Associated Press)

Tim Tebow was in Nashville last week to do some publicity for the SEC Network, which launches Aug. 14 (he’ll be a co-host of “SEC Nation,” the channel’s game-day offering). Buried at the bottom of the Tennessean’s recap of Tebow’s talk is this little nugget:

After spending the 2010 and 2011 seasons in Denver and 2012 with the New York Jets, he was cut in the preseason last year by the Patriots. But he still has hopes of being signed by an NFL team.

He was in town in May for a speaking engagement and while working out at the D-1 Training facility in Cool Springs got several receivers from the Nashville Venom Professional Indoor Football Team to run routes for him for two days.

“I’m training every day and feel like I’m the best that I’ve ever been,” Tebow said. “I still love it, love playing, talking about it, and I’m just excited about whatever the future holds. Who knows what could happen? But I’m excited about it, though.”

Jets Coach Rex Ryan, for one, doesn’t seem to think Tebow has much of a shot. Last week, while talking about Eric Decker, the team’s new wideout, Ryan had this to say, via Newsday:

And while some say Decker’s stats (87 catches for 1,288 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2013) were inflated because of Manning, Ryan pointed out that “he did catch eight touchdown passes when [Tim] Tebow was the quarterback. Hey, that’s pretty impressive.”

After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.
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