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Tim Tebow inactive for New York Jets this time


No controversy this time around.

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New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow has been deactivated for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals, the team announced.

With Tebow out of the picture, third-string quarterback Greg McElroy lands on the Jets' active roster for the first time in his two-year NFL career.

Jets coach Rex Ryan took heat after activating Tebow for a Thanksgiving Day loss to the New England Patriots.

With starter Mark Sanchez suffering through an ugly performance, Tebow -- dressed, helmet on -- stood on the sideline with cracked ribs, not healthy enough to contribute. The Jets never dipped into their Wildcat subpackage and weren't about to lean on Tebow for relief under center. A risky scenario for an NFL team.

Ten days later, the Jets are taking a more conservative path and giving Tebow another week to heal.

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