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Tim Tebow is expected to sign with the Jaguars as a tight end

Tim Tebow signs autographs during spring training with the Mets in 2019. (Mike Fitzpatrick/AP)
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Tim Tebow’s return to an NFL roster is moving closer to becoming a reality.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to sign Tebow, barring a last-minute snag, according to a person familiar with the situation. The deal could be completed next week, after the Jaguars hold a rookie minicamp this weekend, and would reunite Tebow with Urban Meyer, his college coach at Florida.

Tebow is switching from quarterback to tight end and will be given an opportunity to make the Jaguars’ roster at his new position. NFL Network reported Monday that Tebow is expected to sign a one-year contract.

The Jaguars previously acknowledged that Tebow worked out for them as a tight end before the NFL draft.

Tim Tebow eyes possible NFL comeback, works out for Jaguars as tight end

Tebow turns 34 in August and last played in an NFL game with the New York Jets in 2012. He retired from baseball in February after spending five years in the New York Mets’ minor league system.

Meyer is making his debut as an NFL head coach and is attempting to rebuild the Jaguars around prized rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who was selected with the top choice in the draft last month.

Tebow, as a quarterback, spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons with the Denver Broncos. He led the Broncos to the AFC playoffs in the 2011 season. He was with the Jets in 2012 and also had stints with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles without appearing in a regular season game for either team.

His throwing accuracy always was an issue: He completed only 47.9 percent of his passes. Yet in his 14 regular season starts for Denver, the Broncos went 8-6.

He won the Heisman Trophy at Florida in 2007.