Report: Ex-NFL Player Tebow to be Signed by New York Mets

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Aug 22, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Tim Tebow (11) throws during warm ups before a game against the Baltimore Ravens at Lincoln Financial Field. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters)

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is expected to sign on with the with New York Mets in a minor league deal, ESPN and other media outlets reported on Thursday.

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Tebow, who played in the NFL for three years before moving on to become a television broadcaster, recently showcased his baseball skills for scouts and media in a bid to launch a second sports career.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey and Doina Chiacu in Washington; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)