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Eagles teammate predicts Tim Tebow will make the roster, play

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Tim Tebow is going to make the team.

And he’s going to play a lot.

Those were the predictions of Philadelphia Eagles‘ teammate Brandon Graham, who seems to be going against the general opinion that the former University of Florida quarterback. Critics gave daily grades to Tebow during mini-camp, and the reviews were generally not very kind. The most generous of them seemed to be that Tebow would not be much more than a camp arm.

But Graham told CBS radio in Philly that his expectations are greater.

“Tim Tebow is going to shock a lot of people, because he is going to make the team,” said Graham, a defensive end. “And I think he will play a lot.”

Tebow was 7-4 with Denver in 2011, and he led the Broncos to a playoff win over Pittsburgh. But he appeared in only two games with the Jets in 2012, and none since.

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