Tebow had seemingly won the No. 3 quarterback job when Philadelphia traded
He completed 21 of 56 passes this preseason for 286 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He also ran for 82 yards and a score.
"We felt Tim has progressed, but we didn't feel he was good enough to be the (No.) 3 right now," Kelly said.
The Eagles currently have only two quarterbacks on the roster:
"He really improved his throwing motion from when he was throwing a couple of years ago," Kelly said of Tebow. "He worked extremely hard on it and deserves a lot of credit for that. I talked to him a little earlier (Saturday) when we released him.
"He just needs to get more playing time. Get out there and get actual reps. Because he has done a ton on his own from an individual basis, but it is about taking that next step and playing the game."
Other notable players whose phones buzzed with that dreaded call to turn in their team-issued tablets were Cincinnati defensive tackle
Still tweeted thanks to the
"Have nothing but love for the Bengals organization and the city of Cincinnati. Both helped…" he tweeted.
The Bengals also put linebacker
In Denver, Carter, a seventh-year cornerback, and fourth-year linebacker
The independent neurological consultant who reversed course on
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed to the Associated Press that Robert Kurtzke left the consultant program operated jointly by the league and the players' union.
McCarthy said Kurtzke will stay on to continue to monitor Griffin's status and determine when he can be cleared to play.