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Patriots announce 10 cuts, Tim Tebow not among them

Newly-signed New England Patriots quarterback Tebow talks to reporters following practice session during mandatory team mini-camp in Foxborough Reuters

We don’t know if Tim Tebow will make the Patriots’ cut down to 53 players. But we do know he has made the cut from 75 to 65.

The Patriots announced 10 of the 22 roster moves they need to make before Saturday’s 6 p.m. deadline to get the roster down to 53, and Tebow was not among those 10.

The cuts the Patriots announced were tight end Jake Ballard, defensive end Marcus Benard, tight end Daniel Fells, receiver Johnathan Haggerty, linebacker Mike Rivera, offensive lineman Luke Patterson, fullback Ben Bartholomew, defensive lineman Gilbert Peña, offensive lineman Matt Stankiewitch and defensive lineman Scott Vallone.

We may have to wait until Saturday night to learn whether Tebow will join those 10 men in unemployment, or join the Patriots’ 53-man roster.

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54 Responses to “Patriots announce 10 cuts, Tim Tebow not among them”
  1. onlythebest36 says: Aug 30, 2013 2:40 PM

    Praying, sweating, Hallelujah, Hallelujah ,Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    Yours Truly,
    Tim Tebow

  2. somethingsmellsrotten says: Aug 30, 2013 2:43 PM

    Well, if he makes it then it’s really only a 52-man roster.

  3. nesportsfan0428 says: Aug 30, 2013 2:46 PM

    The cuts to Fells & Ballard proabably mean Gronk won’t go on the IR/PUP list.

  4. corkspop says: Aug 30, 2013 2:46 PM

    Yeah. Why would you want him on the team? Only led the come-from-behind drive. Again.

  5. pastabelly says: Aug 30, 2013 2:47 PM

    More interested in finding out about the punter than whether they’re going to go with two or three quarterbacks.

  6. pastabelly says: Aug 30, 2013 2:48 PM

    Actually, best news about cutting all tight ends is that means Gronk is feeling good and close to playing in games.

  7. wsperegoiv says: Aug 30, 2013 2:49 PM

    I think everyone wants Tebow to get cut just to hurt Skip Bayless.

  8. thelastwordyaheard says: Aug 30, 2013 2:50 PM

    Fells gone, Ballard gone ..welcome to the roster Timmy ..oh, & you’ll be playing TE this season by the way

  9. steelerconsensus says: Aug 30, 2013 2:54 PM

    You can’t cut the second coming of Jesus. The Jets did and are now feeling God’s wrath.

  10. jlevija says: Aug 30, 2013 2:58 PM

    So if Tim Tebow makes the 53 man Roster, does this mean that is the end of Spy Gate?

    Which would also mean a losing season for the pats…my be the pats should cut him!!!

  11. tim2200 says: Aug 30, 2013 2:59 PM

    The media’s bizarre obsession with Tim Tebow continues as they claim they can’t figure out why people (them) obsess over Tim Tebow.
    Embarrassing!!

  12. jayniner says: Aug 30, 2013 3:00 PM

    “Robert Kraft hopes Tim Tebow makes Patriots roster”

    Translation: He’s on the team…

  13. crappygovernment says: Aug 30, 2013 3:00 PM

    Why taunt hundreds of millions of potential paying Christian customers? The NFL needs the Lord’s QB, Tebow!

  14. bradygirl12 says: Aug 30, 2013 3:03 PM

    I wonder if the Giants will grab Jake ballard back now that he’s available.

  15. jack3dsd says: Aug 30, 2013 3:04 PM

    Gilbert Pena didn’t last long maybe the Packers should reclaim him

  16. justintuckrule says: Aug 30, 2013 3:06 PM

    They’ll keep him. When all the Tebowmaniacs buy that goofy no. 5 jersey of his, Kraft will make back his share of the $24M he owes to the concussion plaintiffs by Sunday morning.

  17. 12seahawks says: Aug 30, 2013 3:09 PM

    Tim Tebow is a lousy quarterback. He isn’t good enough to keep. What are they waiting for?

  18. smalltownqb says: Aug 30, 2013 3:17 PM

    I am not 100% confident Ballard’s release is a sign that we will see Gronk before October. By all beat writer accounts he just was not that good since the injury.

  19. richiebburg says: Aug 30, 2013 3:18 PM

    He’s making the team. He sells jerseys, tickets, and makes miracles happen!

  20. thebigtim2012 says: Aug 30, 2013 3:26 PM

    I think I would have kept Ballard or fells just in case. Gronkowski might be back sooner than later but what if he doesn’t make it thru the whole season? Then again I’m not a coach with multiple Super Bowl rings so what the hell do I know

  21. ravensfan8780 says: Aug 30, 2013 3:26 PM

    “Robert Kraft hopes Tim Tebow makes Patriots roster”

    Translation: He’s on the team…
    ————————————————–

    3rd String QB, 3rd in sales on team in Jersey sales behind Brady and Gronk

  22. cmdrsmooth says: Aug 30, 2013 3:29 PM

    Trebow made it! Yes!!!! Now him and Gronk can dance with their shirts off during SB week.

  23. jason1980 says: Aug 30, 2013 3:32 PM

    The man who writes the checks said “he likes Tebow, and wants him on the team. Belic….got the message.

  24. thirtyrackdash says: Aug 30, 2013 3:35 PM

    He converted two first downs, one on a fourth and 11, as the personal punt protector last year. Teams will have to account for him and will not go all out block or return. Patrick Chung did that for us and he’s out. Matthew Slater makes twice as much as Tebow this year ($630K vs $1.2M).

    Also he can mimic Freeman and Newton in practice who we play this year.

    Like it or not, he is on the team.

  25. justintuckrule says: Aug 30, 2013 3:36 PM

    bradygirl12 says:
    Aug 30, 2013 3:03 PM
    I wonder if the Giants will grab Jake ballard back now that he’s available.
    ———————
    Not a chance. Not to be perverted but we’re actually deep in tight ends. Out of Brandon Myers, Adrien Robinson, Larry Donnell and Bear Pascoe, you might actually pick up the one WE cut.

  26. southernpatriots says: Aug 30, 2013 3:36 PM

    The bottom line is: Can Tebow help the Pats win? Even if it makes the difference in one or two games, it may be well worth it. I would think their reasoning is coming around to something like that.

  27. jsho55 says: Aug 30, 2013 3:37 PM

    corkspop says:
    Aug 30, 2013 2:46 PM

    Yeah. Why would you want him on the team? Only led the come-from-behind drive. Again.
    —————————————————–
    And against 3rd stringers in a pre-season game no less.

    And come regular season you would totally take Tom Brady off the field for Tim Tebow to rally a comeback………

  28. themagicman1223 says: Aug 30, 2013 3:40 PM

    If he wasn’t so popular he’d already be cut, he’s a terrible NFL QB.

  29. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Aug 30, 2013 3:43 PM

    Tebow has been sent to redeem Belichick’s soul

  30. jakescott13 says: Aug 30, 2013 3:49 PM

    Tebow Haters = Douche Nation

    Yeah, he’s corny but if more people were like Tebow the world would be a better place.

  31. ninjapleazee says: Aug 30, 2013 3:51 PM

    Terribow will make the team cuz God said so

  32. thegregwitul says: Aug 30, 2013 3:54 PM

    Look, Tebow is the 3rd string QB on a team that starts Tom Brady; he’s making the veteran minimum, his jersey sells well in the team shop and he’s a lightning rod of publicity. Oh, and he’ll never see the football field. If you think the Patriots are cutting ties on a cheap investment that won’t impact their performance on the field and will draw attention and revenue to the franchise, you don’t know how the NFL works.

    Tim Tebow isn’t going anywhere; he’s not getting cut and he’s not stepping on the football field. It’s also worth taking into consideration that the Patriots are opening the season against the Buffalo Bills, and likely Bills starting QB Jeff Tuel. Yeah, I think Tebow will be entrenched as the Pats third stringer for the remainder of the season.

  33. bigdaddy44 says: Aug 30, 2013 4:14 PM

    How many of you can name all the 3rd string QBs, without looking them up? I guarantee none of them has a track record like Tebow – Heisman trophy, 2 national championships. 7-4 record as an NFL starter with 5 come from behind victories, 4 in overtime, not to mention an 80 yard overtime TD pass to beat Pittsburgh in the playoffs. Haters are just haters. Learn the meaning of John 14:6 and maybe someday you can separate your hate from truth and save your awful pathetic selves.

  34. bighurt228 says: Aug 30, 2013 4:15 PM

    We all have seen and heard many reasons for the Pats to keep Tebow. If it was for his talent as a QB alone, there’s no way you keep him and lose a roster spot. Roster spots are at a premium, so how in their right mind does belickeck keep him on this team. His QB play is Pathetic at best. My grandmother can make quicker reads, and quicker throws then him. When watching him QB, it feels like a slow motion football game. Not sure why they might keep him and for what reason, but it’s definitely not for his QB skills.but I don’t run this team. We shall see !!!

  35. Patriot42 says: Aug 30, 2013 4:16 PM

    Why are so many people upset over Tebows career is it skin off your nose?

  36. kennedydp5 says: Aug 30, 2013 4:17 PM

    Jersey revenue get distributed throughout the NFL. His jersey sales do not go directly to the Pats.

    Im wondering if Kraft just said that so he doesn’t get any backlash from the crazy Tebow/ Gator fans if Tebow is cut. He can say, “It was Bills decision”. Not many people outside of NE like Bill anyway and Bill gives zero F’s if anyone likes him so he can look like the bad guy.

    If he makes the team its because Kraft wants him on the team or Because once again Bill is going to try to prove he is smarter than everyone else. Pats usually go with just 2 qbs right? So why would you keep him? You aren’t going totake Brady off the field in a clutch situation to put tebow out there.

    I just feel sorry for the other guys spot who Tebow might be taking if he makes te team.

  37. annapterp says: Aug 30, 2013 4:25 PM

    If the kid really wanted to be an NFL player and have a career in the NFL he would have switched positions by now. Instead, he just wants to be “Tebow”

  38. TheWizard says: Aug 30, 2013 4:28 PM

    And against 3rd stringers in a pre-season game no less

    I’ve been waiting for that.

    There’s nothing the guy can do that will be good enough, they just move the goalposts.

  39. bigalhebdman says: Aug 30, 2013 4:32 PM

    i’m trading in my aaron hernandez jersey for a Timmy T #5 immediately.

  40. thefiesty1 says: Aug 30, 2013 4:33 PM

    Just cut him so he can go and do his missionary work. That’s all he is good for.

  41. denverbronconj says: Aug 30, 2013 4:34 PM

    “If you think the Patriots are cutting ties on a cheap investment that won’t impact their performance on the field and will draw attention and revenue to the franchise, you don’t know how the NFL works.”

    If that is truly the case come 53 roster deadline, I have lost all respect for Kraft, Belichick and the Patriot Way, “Everybody gets treated the same, even Brady”. It’s all a lie.

    I know Woody Johnson of the JETS would stoop that low, but coming from Kraft and Belichick. That’s sad….

    So, Belichick should make a team announcement to all 53 Patriot players: You can have multiple horrible games and consistently make mistakes…. it’s ok cuz since you “love” football and think that you are improving everyday even if you aren’t on the field. Most importantly is that if you aren’t contributing on the field, you better be having a following of fans that will buy your jersey so you will be contributing to the bank of kraft.

  42. snipedanglecelly13 says: Aug 30, 2013 4:54 PM

    For someone that sucks at his position sure does get a lot of media attention

  43. atkins63 says: Aug 30, 2013 5:07 PM

    “And against 3rd stringers in a pre-season game no less”

    Yet folks cried about sanchez in w/ 3rd stringers.

    As a previous poster stated; Keep moving the goal posts.

  44. bartlettruss says: Aug 30, 2013 5:11 PM

    If Brady is healthy they make a playoff run. If he’s not, they don’t.

  45. southernpatriots says: Aug 30, 2013 5:26 PM

    atkins63: Good point.

    I thought the NFL would make a ruling on adjustable goal posts distances….5o yards for some QBs and up to 200 yards for others and that would satisfy some fans.

  46. nananatman says: Aug 30, 2013 5:30 PM

    GIANTS! Ballard is free!!

  47. wisbadgfan says: Aug 30, 2013 5:48 PM

    I still think Tebow can help the Pats.

    One thing they really need is a player who can help with community outreach.

    Mr. Kraft does have respect for Tebow, and I cant blame him—-he is a solid guy and projects a good image for the franchise.

    If in the event he doesnt make the roster, they couldnt go wrong offering him a position within the organization.

  48. melikefootball says: Aug 30, 2013 5:56 PM

    Has there every been a player to get so much attention and yet could not hit a barn at fifty yards. Will it ever end.

  49. jdhein22 says: Aug 30, 2013 6:14 PM

    So, Jake Ballard got cut? Color me confused. Is this the same Jake Ballard, whose claiming by the Patriots while injured from the Giants resulted in so many articles and spilled ink about the bad blood between the two teams or the genius of Belichick?

  50. southernpatriots says: Aug 30, 2013 6:47 PM

    A place in the administration of the Pats for Tebow? Great idea, hope Kraft is thinking that way, if he is cutting him eventually. Any NFL franchise would love to have Tebow in the front office, community relations, dealing with outreaches, etc. It would sure go a long way to project a positive face for organizations that often don’t have much positive in terms of public relations going for them. I am sure we can all think of some who fit that.

  51. aldante66 says: Aug 30, 2013 7:11 PM

    THEE owner went out and got Tebow! He ain’t being cut. Hell I knew that four weeks ago.

  52. florioleadswitnesses says: Aug 30, 2013 7:40 PM

    Does this mean signing Jake Ballard wasn’t such a brilliant move after all?

  53. bonniebengal says: Aug 30, 2013 8:44 PM

    So many lame, tired comments on every Tebow thread and so many geniuses who think they’ve never been made before.

  54. chlstn says: Aug 31, 2013 8:54 AM

    Cutting Jake Ballard will come back and bite them in the ass.

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