Ryan says Tebow to take only 2nd-team snaps at QB

By Dennis Waszak Jr.

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, June 12 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

New York Jets quarterbacks Mark Sanchez, right, and Tim Tebow, left, listen to quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh, center, during NFL football practice, Thursday, May 31, 2012, in Florham Park, N.J.

Julio Cortez, Associated Press

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets coach Rex Ryan says backup quarterback Tim Tebow will take snaps only with the second-team offense during the team's three-day minicamp.

Mark Sanchez, whom the team has repeatedly insisted is the Jets' undisputed starter, will run the first-string offense throughout the practices. Ryan, who spoke before the Jets' first minicamp session Tuesday, eliminated any early suspense or speculation about whether Tebow could make a potential run at Sanchez's starting job.

Tebow, acquired from Denver in March, is expected to serve in a variety of roles for the Jets this season, including running the team's wildcat-style offense and serving as a punt protector on special teams.

Ryan adds that wide receiver Santonio Holmes could be limited after straining a hamstring during organized team activities last week.

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