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Jaguars release tight end/fullback Tim Tebow

The Tim Tebow project has been cancelled. The ex-Heisman trophy winner gave it one last shot with his old coach, but it was never to be.

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer looks on as tight end Tim Tebow (85) and tight end Tyler Davis (87) participate in OTA at the Dream Finders Homes Practice Complex. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

In what seemed inevitable after he was signed, the Jacksonville Jaguars have released the 2007 Heisman trophy Tim Tebow, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. After Week 1 of the preseason, Tebow’s blocking foibles were on full display, as they went viral. His old coach Urban Meyer had become the Jaguars new coach, giving Tebow a chance to extend his career as a tight end or maybe a fullback, but neither worked out for the 34-year old ex-college star.

Tebow started his career with the Florida Gators with Meyer as the coach and set the state of Florida on fire as he helped lead his team to a National Championship. He then was drafted in the first round by Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels and helped them win a playoff game over the Pittsburgh Steelers in dramatic fashion. But his sub-50 percent completion ratio couldn’t hold up in the NFL’s pass-oriented style and Tebow was eventually unable to land with a team. He then moved onto the MLB, where he spent time in the Mets minor leauge program, but couldn’t cut it there. His last gasp effort with the Jaguars will more than likely be his last shot at playing professional sports, but he has worked on and off as a college football commentator on ESPN and will likely continue that role.