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Jun 11, 2013 7:42 PM by Andrew Masuda

Tebow takes snaps at Patriots mini-camp

The circus surrounding Tim Tebow arrived in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Tuesday. The high-profile quarterback, who spent one season mostly on the sidelines with the New York Jets, officially signed on Tuesday morning with New England, as the Patriots opened up a three-day minicamp. The team made the announcement prior to coach Bill Belichick's first interview session with the media on the field.

Tebow was waived by the Jets on April 29, one year after throwing a touchdown pass to win a playoff game in overtime for the Denver Broncos.

Tebow will play the role of quarterback, though he could be used at other spots if he makes the team. The Patriots have Tom Brady and Ryan Mallett at that position already, but they released quarterback Mike Kafka on Monday. Tebow is reunited with former Broncos coach Josh McDaniels in New England.

Patriot head coach Bill Belichik told reporters they'd see how it goes with Tebow.

The 2007 winner of the Heisman Trophy while at Florida, Tebow was a 2010 first-round draft pick of the Broncos. He has 17 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing scores in his NFL career.

Sources say Tebow signed a two year contract at the veteran minimum with no signing bonus or guaranteed money. Tebow said he was very thankful for the second chance to play.

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