Tim Tebow made Matt Barkley expendable.
The Eagles traded Barkley to the Cardinals on Friday, clearing a roster spot for the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner from Florida, who seems to have won a preseason competition for the No. 3 quarterback job behind starter Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez.
"It's a blessing to be able to play the game that I love," Tebow, 28, said Thursday after the preseason finale, where he was 11-of-17 for 189 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against the Jets; Barkley was 4-of-9 for 45 yards and one interception. "Sometimes when things are taken away, you realize how much you really love it, and sometimes you love it more after that."
Report: Owners to look at Goodell's role
Owners plan to discuss the possibility of changing commissioner Roger Goodell's role in the player disciplinary process, the Washington Post reported. The decision to re-evaluate his role resolving appeals is the first sign that the outcome of Tom Brady's court case over his Deflategate suspension could have a significant impact on Goodell's position.
The union has been pushing for a neutral arbitrator to hear appeals in certain cases, replacing Goodell, who currently occupies that role.
U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman on Thursday nullified the NFL's four-game suspension of Brady for what the league said was the Patriots quarterback's involvement in a scheme by a team employee to underinflate balls for last season's AFC Championship Game against the Colts.
Brady speaks: In his first comments since a judge overturned his suspension, Tom Brady wrote on Facebook: "While I am pleased to be eligible to play, I am sorry our league had to endure this. I don't think it has been good for our sport — to a large degree, we have all lost."
Reports: Dolphins cut Freeman: Quarterback Josh Freeman was cut, reports said. Freeman, the Bucs' 2009 first-round draft pick, likely sealed his fate with two interceptions in Thursday's 22-17 loss to the Bucs in the preseason finale.
Bills: Starting cornerback Leodis McKelvin will miss the start of the season because of a right ankle injury. The Bills cut linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali, who in Jets camp before joining the Bills, broke quarterback Geno Smith's jaw with a punch and was released.
Falcons: Quarterbacks Rex Grossman, a former Gator, and T.J. Yates were released, leaving Sean Renfree as the backup to starter Matt Ryan.
49ers: Three-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Darnell Dockett was released. The former Seminole missed last season because of an ACL injury.
Seahawks: Free agent running back Fred Jackson, cut by the Bills on Monday, agreed to terms on a one-year deal, reports said.