Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona managed Michael Jordan when the basketball star did a stint in the minors with the Birmingham Barons in Double-A in 1994 and said earlier this month that transitioning to baseball from another sport is “a little harder jump, though, than I think people realize.”
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who played two seasons of minor league baseball in the Colorado Rockies organization, was recently asked by TheMMQB.com whether he had any advice for Tebow.
“Hope he can hit a curveball,” Wilson said, adding that “baseball’s pretty hard.”
Elliott suffered a hamstring injury on Aug. 2 while the Cowboys practiced in Oxnard, California. He missed eight straight practices and the first two preseason games, but he was able to participate in two workouts before the team returned to Texas last week.
“I’m excited to finally get some full-go action,” Elliott said Tuesday. “It’s been a long time.”
Garrett wasn’t sure how much Elliott would play against the Seahawks. The third game of the preseason is most like the regular season for the starters, but since this is Elliott’s first game some accommodations will be made.
“What we try to do with players playing in their first game is we have 8, 10, 12 plays, sometimes we go 15 to 20 plays with guys,” Garrett said. “So we’ll have a plan for him. We’ll talk about that over the next couple of days.
Last week against the Miami Dolphins, Alfred Morris carried 13 times for 86 yards and a touchdown. As he watched from the sideline, Elliott liked the size of the holes opened by the offensive line. The line could be bolstered by the potential return of left tackle Tyron Smith, who has been recovering from a stinger.
“We definitely have the best O-line in America,” Elliott said, “so it’s going to be exciting to get behind that line.”