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Jaguars release Tim Tebow after one preseason game

Tim Tebow has been released by the Jacksonville Jaguars after playing just one preseason game.

The former Denver Broncos quarterback was given the opportunity to resume his NFL career by the Jaguars in May.

Tebow linked up with the Jaguars for their training camp and played 15 offensive snaps in their opening preseason match on Saturday but struggled to adapt to a new role.

Jacksonville on Tuesday confirmed Tebow will not be joining the roster.

Tebow posted on Twitter: "Thankful for the highs and even the lows, the opportunities, and the setbacks. I've never wanted to make decisions out of fear of failure and I'm grateful for the chance to have pursued a dream...

"Thank you to the Jaguars organization and everyone who has supported me in this journey. And we know that...God works all things together for good. Romans 8:28."

An ill-advised first-round pick of the Broncos, Tebow took his last NFL snap on December 30, 2012 for the New York Jets.

Since that game Tebow has spent the bulk of his time as a college football analyst and playing minor league baseball for the New York Mets organisation.

However, he retired from baseball in February before being given a chance with the Jaguars by his former coach Urban Meyer.

Meyer told reporters following his release: "It's tough. We knew that was an uphill battle for Tim. Players loved him. Locker room loved him. But it was the right thing."