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Tim Tebow not playing against Detroit

As expected, Denver rookie quarterback Tim Tebow is not in uniform for the Broncos' preseason game against Detroit. It was supposed to be Tebow’s home debut.

Tebow suffered a minor rib injury while scoring on a 7-yard touchdown run at Cincinnati last week, and didn’t practice Wednesday or Thursday. He is not expected to be out long and is being rested as a precaution.

Tebow will likely play in a limited role next week against Pittsburgh and then play extensively in the preseason finale at Minnesota.