Special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff, who has returned to the team after missing part of OTAs and minicamp after undergoing leg surgery in May, said Tebow would "possibly" be used as an up back/situational kick returner.
"There are certain situations where he might be on the field that he could be utilized possibly to block or possibly to field a ball,"
Westhoff told the Daily News. "If a team squibs it at you or pops it at you, he might be the perfect guy to put in that could make an adjustment. If they kick it deep, he could block. If they squib it or pop it, he could be guy that we'd have with a ball in his hands.… Jerricho Cotchery did a nice job for us in that role. Brad Smith, before he became they guy, did some of that for us. So, it's just a situational thing
It's unclear how much special teams work Tebow will get, but Westhoff promised that will help keep the opposition on high alert.
"His role with me won't be a paramount role. I'm not counting on Tebow coming in and being a hardcore four-team special teams player," Westhoff said. "That's not what we want. We have a limited role for him, but it will be one that presents problems. That's what Tebow is all about. He presents problems to good football teams in a lot of aspects. You have to be aware of it. If you're not aware of it, it could jump up and smack you
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