Patriots clear roster spot for Tebow, drop Mike Kafka

AP

The Patriots haven’t made any announcement about signing Tim Tebow as of yet, but they did announce a couple of roster moves that open up space on the 90-man roster for the former Broncos and Jets quarterback.

New England announced that they have released quarterback Mike Kafka and defensive lineman Dewayne Cherrington. With Kafka gone, the Patriots are down to two quarterbacks on the roster which suggests that Tebow will be coming to town as a quarterback as opposed to giving up the position that many people believe he can’t play well enough at the NFL level.

Kafka didn’t play in the NFL last season and signed with the Patriots just after the end of the regular season. He played four games with the Eagles in 2011, completing 11-of-16 passes in a reserve role. Where he might go next is anybody’s guess, but Tebow’s former employers in New Jersey have shown interest in plenty of quarterbacks this offseason. Should they decide that the competition between Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith needs a metamorphosis, they could make this a near swap between the AFC East teams.

That might be a long shot, but it seemed that way for Tebow and the Patriots not that long ago as well.