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Tim Tebow To Only Take Snaps With Second-Team Offense During Jets’ Minicamp

Tim Tebow (credit: Rick Wilson/Getty Images Entertainment)

Tim Tebow (credit: Rick Wilson/Getty Images Entertainment)

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Jets coach Rex Ryan said that backup quarterback Tim Tebow will take snaps only with the second-team offense during the team’s three-day minicamp.

Mark Sanchez, whom the team has repeatedly insisted is the Jets’ undisputed starter, will run the first-string offense throughout the practices. Ryan, who spoke before the Jets’ first minicamp session on Tuesday, eliminated any early suspense or speculation about whether Tebow could make a potential run at Sanchez’s starting job.

Tebow, acquired from Denver in March, is expected to serve in a variety of roles for the Jets this season, including running the team’s wildcat-style offense and serving as a punt protector on special teams.

Ryan added that wide receiver Santonio Holmes could be limited after straining a hamstring during organized team activities last week.

Is this a wise decision by Rex, or should Tebow be getting acclimated with the first-team offense in case he’s called on to replace Sanchez at some point this season? Sound off with your thoughts and comments below…

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