Tim Tebow will fight for a place in the roster at the Jacksonville Jaguars camp as a close end.
Newly signed Jacksonville defensive back Rayshawn Jenkins spoke on Thursday about what it was like to be face to face with Tebow at camp.
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“He’s just another guy. I met him briefly just in the locker room, so really [he’s] a really good guy from what i can tell. But I don’t see him as “Tebow” or someone who’s right there. I’m just looking [as] what do i need to make this game? What are my keys? What am I looking at? It doesn’t matter what jersey number or who is right in front of me. So I always try to just work on my toolbox and work on my craft, ”Jenkins said, via Pro Football Talk.
Tebow has been watched for even considering an NFL comeback. He hadn’t been to a league training camp since 2015 and hasn’t played in a regular season game since 2012.
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Jenkins, who joined the Jaguars in the offseason, has said he’s not going to get caught up in the hype Tebow may bring to the team.
“No, we’re not caught up in all of this. You can’t be star struck here. That’s the deal. I’ve played with many superstars. I can name a full list, but we all are. friends at the end of the day, we’re all colleagues at the end of the day, ”Jenkins said.
Jaguars coach Urban Meyer said he saw improvements at Tebow since he started working at the close end of the race.
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“It’s one in 90 people trying to be on the team,” Meyer said. “He’s improved. It’s brand new to him.… This position is on the rise; they’re doing a good job.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.