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Redskins Will Be First Up With Tebow

Mar 19, 2010 – 10:30 PM
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Tim TebowThe Washington Redskins haven't had much success with University of Florida products recently -- is a list of failed Gators in burgundy and gold really necessary? -- but there they were Wednesday signing former Chicago quarterback Rex Grossman.

And there they'll be Saturday in Gainesville for an extended visit with Tim Tebow.

A three-man evaluation team of coach Mike Shanahan, general manager Bruce Allen and director of player personnel Scott Campbell are scheduled to put the Heisman Trophy winner and two-time national champion through a private workout on the UF campus.

Washington has the fourth-overall pick in the draft and is believed to covet Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford -- like a lot of teams -- while also having Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen on the radar. Tebow is rated as a second- or third-round quarterback choice by most analysts, but helped his stock Wednesday when he unveiled a new (and improved) throwing motion at Florida's pro day. The Redskins' regional scout was at the session attended by close to 100 NFL coaches, executives and personnel types. Now Shanahan and Allen will check out what the buzz is about.

Tebow also has individual workouts scheduled with Buffalo, Cleveland, New England and Seattle. Per league rules, such workouts have to be held on the prospect's campus or in or near his hometown; in Tebow's case, that would be Jacksonville. Washington opted for Gainesville, where Tebow will throw to his former Florida receivers.

The Redskins' quarterback depth chart is topped by incumbent starter Jason Campbell, a restricted free agent who was kept off the open market when he was assigned a high tender offer for RFAs. Washington can match any offer sheet Campbell signs with another team or receive a first round draft pick as compensation if it chooses to let him go.
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