Jets will keep Tim Tebow on roster into minicamp, according to report

Jeff Zelevansky

Rex Ryan indicated on Tuesday that Tebow is likely to be on the Jets even after the draft.

The media circus that has been Tim Tebow's time with the New York Jets isn't quite over as Jets head coach Rex Ryan told Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post on Tuesday that the quarterback will be on the roster until at least minicamp.

Earlier reports indicated that the Jets intended to trade Tebow by March and planned to release him if they were unable to find a market to do so. By all accounts, there hasn't been a trade market for Tebow and one of the only teams interested in his services are the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League.

Mini-camps are typically held in May as a short three day period that's designed as little more than a way to teach incoming rookies how to practice with an NFL team. If Tebow is still on the roster when the Jets reach mini-camp, it would be surprising for the team to release him any time before training camp in August.

In his first season with the Jets, Tebow saw very little time as a passer, throwing just eight passes, while instead seeing the field most on special teams and on offense as a fullback and tight end.

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