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Tim Tebow almost at goal of 250 playing weight


If you need evidence Tim Tebow is preparing for a season in which his primary role won't be dropping back to pass, look no further than the quarterback's weigh-in Wednesday at New York Jets headquarters.

Tebow came in at 249 pounds, up from the 240 to 242 he played at last season as the Denver Broncos starting QB. It's believed the Jets will use Tebow this season in the Wildcat formation, but also on special teams as a punt protector. Tebow wants to play at 250 this season, according to the New York Daily News.

Added bulk will aid Tebow in roles that invite more contact than the average backup quarterback is used to. The weigh-in comes a day after reported Tebow placed second in a Jets player vote of the team's top weightlifter of the offseason. Tight end Dustin Keller took the gold, followed by Tebow, offensive lineman Vladimir Ducasse and guard Matt Slauson.

We don't doubt Keller can do some damage in the weight room, but Tebow not winning this competition is the biggest sham since Pacquiao-Bradley.


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