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Tebow Scratched; Won’t Play vs Lions

The Broncos are playing it safe with Tim Tebow’s bruised ribs, resting the rookie quarterback in their second preseason game against Detroit.

The University of Florida standout had plenty of company on the sideline as the Broncos were without 16 players, including Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey, linebacker D.J. Williams and wide receiver Brandon Stokley.

Tebow missed two days of practice this week after bruising his ribs on the final play of an exhibition game against Cincinnati last weekend. Tebow was crushed on his left side as he scrambled into the end zone for a 7-yard TD.

Hours before kickoff Saturday night, Tebow sauntered onto the field and did some light stretching. He also threw passes before heading back into the locker room.

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