Tim Tebow focused on improving

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- As the No. 3 quarterback on the New England Patriots' depth chart, Tim Tebow's roster spot is far from guaranteed. On Tuesday, he deflected a question about whether he was worried about being out of a job with the NFL's cutdown days around the corner.

"Just worried about improving every single day and having fun out there at practice," he said.

When asked whether a situation like this makes him hungry, Tebow turned jokester.

"No, I eat enough," he said, smiling.

The Patriots have to cut their roster from 90 (they are currently at 84) to 75 by Tuesday and then down to 53 on Aug. 31. New England has carried three quarterbacks on its roster just once in the past four seasons.

Tebow has been less than impressive in his first two preseason games. Against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the last time out, he was 1-for-7 passing for minus-1 yard.

"You definitely want to do better in some areas, and also you have different things happen that you just try to handle the best way you can," Tebow said.

When Belichick was asked Monday if he still sees positive steps from Tebow's overall body of work as a quarterback, the coach said: "Oh yeah, definitely.

"I think if you look at the entire week last week, it would look different than the game did," Belichick continued. "In some cases, the game looked better for some players, and in some cases the game didn't look as good as some other things during the week. So we'll just have to take all that into consideration."

Through two preseason games, Tebow is a combined 5-for-19 for 54 yards passing. He has 61 combined rushing yards on 10 carries.