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Eagles cut Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow

AP

Out-playing Matt Barkley in the preseason wasn’t enough to earn Tim Tebow a roster spot in Philadelphia.

The Eagles have released Tebow, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

That means Philadelphia is going with just two quarterbacks, Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez. There was some talk that Eagles coach Chip Kelly liked Tebow’s mobility enough to keep him on the roster and use him in certain situations, but in the end Kelly decided not to use a roster spot on a third-string quarterback.

It’s still possible that Tebow could return to the Eagles at some point this season, if Bradford or Sanchez suffers an injury, or if Kelly decides to add a third quarterback. It’s unlikely that any other team will sign Tebow, which means he’ll be available to the Eagles if they decide to call.

But for now, anyway, Tebow is out of the NFL. He’ll likely go back to working as a commentator for SEC football, and wait for his phone to ring.