NFL notebook: Tebow reportedly signs contract with Patriots
A person familiar with the situation said quarterback Tim Tebow will be signing with the New England Patriots and joining their minicamp Tuesday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no official announcement had been made.
ESPN first reported that Tebow would sign with New England.
Tebow spent a lost season in 2012 with the New York Jets, barely playing behind struggling starter Mark Sanchez. Tebow was released in April.
A first-round draft pick in 2010 by Denver, Tebow helped the Broncos win the AFC West in 2011, then was traded to New York when Denver signed Peyton Manning. He threw only eight passes, completing six, and ran 32 times for 102 yards.
• Former NFL receiver Chad Johnson was sentenced to 30 days in jail for a probation violation in a domestic violence case by a judge who angrily rejected a no-jail plea deal after Johnson playfully slapped his attorney on the backside in court. Johnson had reached a deal with prosecutors calling for community service and counseling instead of jail. Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh said she would tack on an additional three months' probation because Johnson had failed to meet with his probation officer during three previous months. It was all set until Johnson gave lawyer Adam Swickle a swat on the rear — as football players do to each other on the field. The courtroom erupted in laughter, and McHugh said she wouldn't accept the deal.
• Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew isn't talking about his alleged role in a bar fight over Memorial Day weekend. Jones-Drew answered questions for 15 minutes Monday, a day before a mandatory, three-day minicamp but declined to offer any details about what happened at a St. Augustine restaurant/bar last month. Jones-Drew has not been charged with any crime.
• A federal judge in Philadelphia plans to rule in July on whether former players can sue the NFL over concussion-related injuries.
• Fullback Vonta Leach said his time with the Ravens is over. Leach made the Pro Bowl in both his seasons with Baltimore, but the Ravens and the 31-year-old could not work out an agreement on his salary this season.
• The Bills released quarterback Tarvaris Jackson in a move that nudges rookie first-round draft pick EJ Manuel one step closer to winning the starting job.
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