Update, 6:55 p.m. - The New England Patriots have announced that quarterback Tim Tebow and punter Zoltan Mesko were among 13 players released from the team today.
Others players released include DL Jermaine Cunnngham, DL Justin Francis, LB Jeff Tarpinian, DL Marcus Forston, LB Ja’Gared Davis, S Kanorris Davis, DB Justin Green, OL Chris McDonald, DB Stephon Morris, WR Quentin Sims and RB George Winn.
In addition, safety Adrian Wilson has been placed on injured reserve.
With today's 6 p.m. deadline to cut rosters to no more than 53-players, sources tell the paper that Tebow and punter Zoltan Mesko are two of the more recognizable names getting cut today.
With Mesko apparently getting cut, the Patriots will likely go with rookie Ryan Allen as their punter.
Allen, who played college football at Louisiana Tech, was undrafted by the Patriots and enters the league as a two-time Ray Guy Award winner. The award is given to the best punter in college football.
While Mesko was also slated to make $1.323 million this season while Allen was only signed to get the rookie minimum of $405,000.
Tebow came to the Patriots five weeks after getting cut by the Jets and played in three preseason games for New England. He was 11-for-30 (36.7 percent) for 145 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions and seven sacks in the preseason. In his final game against the Giants, Tebow threw for his two touchdowns to Quintin Simms and went 6-for-11 for 91 yards and an interception.