Former Florida Gators star Tim Tebow was released from the New York Jets after just one season in the Big Apple. ESPN.com has a piece up on Tebow’s release. Here is some of the article:
The Jets confirmed the release in a three-paragraph news release, a long way from his Super Bowl-sized news conference last March.
“We have a great deal of respect for Tim Tebow,” coach Rex Ryan said. “Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped. Tim is an extremely hard worker, evident by the shape he came back in this offseason. We wish him the best moving forward.”
Tebow hasn’t yet commented about his release but he did post a message on Twitter on Monday afternoon, quoting a Bible verse.
“Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding…in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight,” he tweeted.
Ryan and general manager John Idzik informed Tebow early Monday morning in a face-to-face meeting at the team’s facility before he was expected to work out with teammates, a source said. Tebow left the building shortly thereafter.
You can read the entire article at http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/9222870/new-york-jets-cut-tim-tebow.
The Detroit Lions saw two former defensive lineman sign with a division rival. Both Lawrence Jackson and Jacob Lacey signed on with the Minnesota Vikings. You can read more at http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_23131233/minnesota-vikings-sign-two-free-agents-away-from?source=rss_viewed.
Finally, ESPN.com has a story up where LaDainian Tomlinson claims the San Diego Chargers approached him regarding a 2013 return with the team. Here is some of that piece:
LaDainian Tomlinson retired as a member of the San Diego Chargers last year, but the running back has revealed that the team tried to persuade him to make a comeback in 2013.
Tomlinson, who will turn 34 in June, told Yahoo! Sports that new Chargers general manager Tom Telesco and first-year coach Mike McCoy met him at the NFL scouting combine in February and “they asked me to come back and play.”
“At first I thought they weren’t really serious, but they kept talking about it, and I realized it was real. They said, ‘You can come back and carry it 10 or 12 times a game. We’d like to have you here,'” he told Yahoo!
You can read the entire piece at http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9223366/ladainian-tomlinson-san-diego-chargers-asked-play-2013