Rex Says Tebow Could Have Played

According to Ryan, Tebow wanted to play and team doctors cleared him to play, but Ryan didn’t want to play Tebow unless starter Mark Sanchez had gone down with an injury.

“I know Tim was cleared to play that game,” Ryan said, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “He wanted to play. . . . Obviously, if he was not cleared to play or if they thought he was in serious jeopardy to himself, then he never would have been activated. He never would have been cleared to play. Tim was cleared to play. He wanted to play. . . . People have played with cracked ribs. It was told to me that he could play. But I wasn’t going to play him unless it was an absolute emergency.”

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