NFL – Eagles plan to sign Tim Tebow as team’s fourth QB on Monday, Since last appearing in a game for the New York Jets in 2012, Tebow worked as an analyst on the SEC Network, which is owned by ESPN.
During his lone year in New York, Tebow appeared in 12 games (two starts) as Mark Sanchez’s backup. He completed six of eight passes for 39 yards, and he rushed 32 times for 102 yards. Sanchez is now with the Eagles, along with quarterbacks Sam Bradford, Matt Barkley and G.J. Kinne.
In 35 NFL regular-season games overall, Tebow has a 47.9 percent completion rate (173-for-361) for 2,422 yards with 17 touchdown passes and nine interceptions. He has 989 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns on 197 carries (5.0-yard average). Tebow owns an 8-6 regular-season record as a starter.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has discussed his ambition to one day become a two-sport star, but Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said he has no plans to interfere with Wilson’s NFL career.
Wilson, in an interview with HBO’s “Real Sports” that will air Tuesday, said the Rangers want him to give baseball an attempt beyond his one-day visits he has made to the past two spring trainings.
However, Daniels said the Rangers have no plans to push Wilson into a pro baseball career.
“Russell has the competitiveness and work ethic to where he’d have a shot if he committed to baseball,” Daniels said Saturday. “Obviously, he’s got a pretty good thing going on with the Seahawks, and we’re not going to get in the way of that. Playing quarterback is more intensive than the positions of other guys who have attempted to play both sports.”
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was reinstated by the NFL on Friday, is not expected at the team’s offseason workouts this week.
Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune wrote Sunday that Peterson would receive $250,000 if he reported to the Vikings camp, but “nobody expects him to report under any circumstances.”
Peterson returned to active status for the first time since September, when child-abuse charges involving his 4-year-old son led to seven months on the sideline.
Georgia running back Todd Gurley is scheduled for a visit with the New England Patriots this week, according to reports Sunday.
Gurley, who sustained a torn ACL in his left knee last season and underwent surgery in November, reportedly is healthy ahead of the NFL draft. Gurley had the knee examined in Indianapolis and no problems were found, according to NFL Network.
NFLDraftScout.com ranks Gurley as the top running back and No. 14 overall in the draft, which will take place in Chicago beginning April 30.
San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead, recovering from surgery last year, said he is healthy and eager to get started with the offseason workouts starting Monday.
Woodhead suffered a season-ending injury to his fibula and right ankle in Week 3 last year.
“I feel really, really good,” Woodhead said, according to the team’s website. “I really do. As far as the injury goes, that is something I’m not even thinking about. I’m thinking about trying to get better. I’m focusing on working on what I can do to be better than I was last year. Obviously I wasn’t able to play a lot of games, so I should say I want to be better than I was that first season here.”