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is out with back surgery.
was released earlier this week after facing a first-degree murder rap among six charges. If you think that makes Tim Tebow is a lock to transition to tight end with the
New England Patriots
, think again. A check of the team’s roster and depth chart on Friday showed the former Florida star listed as a quarterback. He’s third, behind
So where does that leave Bill Belichick and his void at tight end, one of the key components to New England’s offense?
is listed behind Gronkowski, with
, who caught four balls last season, third string. Behind them looms a name that could prove to be a brilliant waiver claim:
. The tight end out of Ohio State played in 2011 for the New York
. He injured his knee in the Super Bowl victory over New England. The Giants planned to put Ballard on IR after sending him through waivers. However, New England grabbed him even though it knew he would miss the entire 2012 season. If Ballard returns, he would help fill the tight end void and could explain Tebow’s listing on the roster and depth chart.
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