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Report: New York Jets eye Tim Tebow trade at combine

  • By Kevin Patra NFL.com
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In the hopes of finding one team that believes it can't live without Tim Tebow, the New York Jets are going to hold off cutting the controversial quarterback as long as possible.

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The Jets will shop Tebow at the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend, ESPN New York's Rich Cimini reported Wednesday.

Trades cannot be made until the new league year begins March 12, so the Jets have about 2½ weeks to hold out for a partner.

The Jets gave up a fourth- and a sixth-round pick for Tebow and a seventh-rounder last offseason. They'd be lucky to get that sixth-rounder back for him now.

It shouldn't be a shock to anyone that the Jets would try to convince a quarterback-needy franchise to take Tebow off their hands at the combine -- possibly amid points to other players with a sly, "Look, are you really going to draft that guy?"

For the next couple weeks, the Jets can try and get compensation for Tebow, but in the end, when they've realized that well has long since dried up, they'll likely just end up cutting him.

Follow Kevin Patra on Twitter @kpatra.

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