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Next Denver starting QB? Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow's time has come.

The Broncos will give the rookie quarterback and former Florida star his first start today in an AFC West showdown at Oakland, ESPN.com reported.

Tebow took most of the snaps in practice last week in place of starter Kyle Orton (bruised ribs). The plan to start Tebow is based on his variety of talents.

Tebow, the 25th overall draft pick in April, has 12 carries for 28 yards and three touchdowns, and his only pass went for a 3-yard score in a rout of the Chiefs on Nov. 14.

Interim coach Eric Studesville insisted last week that Orton would be the starter but acknowledged Thursday that the situation was unsettled.

Favre out again

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Brett Favre has a new streak.

The veteran quarterback won't play for the Vikings against the Bears on Monday night, sitting out for the second game in a row.

Favre didn't participate in Saturday's practice, and interim coach Leslie Frazier said the 41-year-old won't play.

Favre's NFL-record streak of 297 consecutive starts ended last week against the Giants in Detroit. He said his sprained throwing shoulder is still bothering him and is still experiencing numbness in his hand.

Rookie Joe Webb will start in his place.

Meanwhile, running back Adrian Peterson (ankle, knee) was back at practice, and left guard Steve Hutchinson (thumb) and safety Tyrell Johnson (knee) were ruled out.

Bears: The team practiced at Northwestern University to get used to playing on an outdoor artificial surface. The game Monday night against the Vikings will be played at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium. … Linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa (knee) was questionable.

Cowboys: Receiver Roy Williams (groin) and running back Marion Barber (calf) were not expected to play today against the Redskins.

49ers: Linebacker Travis LaBoy (knee) and kicker Joe Nedney (knee) went on season-ending injured reserve, and tight end Colin Cloherty and defensive tackle Will Tukuafu were promoted from the practice squad.

Giants: Center Shaun O'Hara is expected to play against the Eagles today after missing six games with a foot injury.

Lions: Guard Stephen Peterman won his appeal and won't be fined $10,000 after the league ruled he did not commit chop blocks on two plays in a loss to the Jets on Nov. 7.

Packers: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers did not receive medical clearance after sustaining his second concussion of the season and was ruled out for tonight's game at New England. Matt Flynn is expected to make his first career start. … Quarterback Graham Harrell was signed from the practice squad, and safety Anthony Smith (ankle) went on season-ending injured reserve.

Patriots: Cornerback Tony Carter was signed off the practice squad, and defensive back Chevis Jackson was released.

Steelers: Safety Troy Polamalu (right Achilles' tendon) might miss the rest of the regular season but could return for the playoffs, several media outlets reported.

Next Denver starting QB? Tim Tebow 12/18/10 [Last modified: Saturday, December 18, 2010 8:28pm]
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