The New England Patriots decided to part ways with reserve quarterback Tim Tebow on Saturday.

The news was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter.

There was some speculation all offseason that Tebow would get a chance to work in at tight end after he caught some passes in early training camp practices. However, it became clear that Tebow would be a quarterback only if kept after coach Bill Beliechick ruled out the notion of a position switch.

The move could signal the end of Tebow's NFL career. After taking the Broncos to the playoffs in 2011, the organization signed Peyton Manning to start and traded Tebow to the New York Jets. Tebow was considered a second-string quarterback until Jets coach Rex Ryan started Greg McElroy in favor of Tebow late in the 2012 season.

Tebow saw very few game reps this preseason, with Ryan Mallett getting the majority of the No. 2 QB snaps.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.