UPDATE: Patriots sign Tim Tebow, expect him to be at minicamp Tuesday
What are you looking for?
Latest NFL News and Rumors...

Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden are expected to provide the Raiders with an interesting one-two punch out of the ba... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Bill Lazor has replaced Mike Sherman as the Dolphins' offensive coordinator this year, and one of the differences between ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
As expected, the Raiders unloaded quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday. Less expected is that they actually got something ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Marquess Wilson has some more competition in his... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Sunday that quarterback Sam Bradford is doing really well as he rehabs from reconstructiv... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
A wide majority of NFL teams begin their offseason program this week. One of those teams is the Dallas Cowboys, who actual... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson was a seventh-round pick in last year's draft. He played in nine games and caught two ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
We've been tracking 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore's long road back from his latest devestating knee injury. Most rec... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post wrote Friday that Dolphins wide receivers Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson are exp... [read more] [All News & Rumors]

UPDATE: Patriots sign Tim Tebow, expect him to be at minicamp Tuesday

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was telling the truth; he doesn't hate Tim Tebow @TimTebow. Actually, he wants him on his team. ESPN's Ed Werder is reporting that the Patriots will sign former Jets and Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow today, and he is expected to be in attendance at minicamp on Tuesday. In a corresponding move, the Patriots released quarterback Mike Kafka.

Update: The Patriots signed Tebow to a two-year deal worth $1.36 million with no guaranteed money. Very low risk.

Fantasy Analysis:

Of course ESPN breaks this story. They now have their story of the summer. Fantasy analysis? I'm just stunned. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says that Tebow will remain a quarterback. Or at least line up as a quarterback. However, CBS Sports' Mike Freeman has been told by a source that Tebow will study "a great deal at tight end." I'm sure the Patriots will use him better than how the Jets did; that won't take much. But he will most likely continue to be a bit-part player, contributing here and there, most likely as a runner -- IF he makes the team. That's not a guarantee. Tom Brady's playing time is not at risk. I think Tebow will be used sparingly and have minimal fantasy value. There are still a lot of unknowns here, but given Tebow's past as a goal-line runner, I do think this could be bad news for Stevan Ridley @StevanRidley's touchdown total. That's probably the biggest fantasy impact of this story.

Ed Werder via Twitter

0 Comments | Add Yours

There are no comments on this article yet.

You must login in order to comment:

If you do not have an account yet, register here -- it's free

Warning: You don't have cookies enabled in your internet broswer. Without cookies, you will not be able to login. Some web browsers allow cookies to be managed on a per-site basis.

News Archive
NFL News Feed: XML Feed
Subscribe to FFToolbox NFL News and Rumors by Email
Brian Murphy -
Follow on Twitter
Los Angeles, CA
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2002
Follow me on Twitter: @Spokes_Murphy.

I have played fantasy sports since 2001, specializing in fantasy football and baseball. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I am a journalism/mass communication grad student at Cal State University, Northridge. I am aiming to be a sports reporter for a website, newspaper, magazine, anything. I am a graduate from the University of Central Florida. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.
Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties