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According to ESPN's John Clayton, the Patriots and Olympic silver-medalist, Jeff Demps are working on a contract. Demps, a former Florida Gator, was a part of the 4x100 meter relay that came in second to Jamaica.
Demps (right) will add an explosive element to special teams (source)
Reportedly the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Jets were interested in signing the former Gator running back, but the one area the Patriots could have had a weakness in just may have been filled. Demps is a smaller running back at only 5'7" but is just under 200lbs. so he should be able to take the NFL grind.
The biggest question is what Demps will add besides being a return man. At Florida, Demps was used in the passing game and as a running back. The Patriots are deep at both positions but the running back situation is more fluid so he might have a shot in the screen-heavy offense the Patriots could run.
Demps showing his elusiveness at Florida (source)
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The New England Patriots reportedly will sign Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps, who was a running back for the Florida Gators from 2008-11.
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From London to New England.
That's the path Jeff Demps is taking as he transitions from US Olympic track star to NFL running back, according to multiple reports Friday.
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The trend of Bill Belichick picking up Florida Gators is continuing Friday. Jeff Demps – the Gators’ former speedster – decided to sign with the Patriots after much interest in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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The trend of Bill Belichick picking up Florida Gators is continuing Friday. The Gators’ former speedster decided to sign with the Patriots after much interest in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Demps will join his former teammates Jermaine Cunningham and Brandon Spikes in New England. The Patriots look to be Super Bowl contenders again after losing to the Giants last year. Demps should...
Former Florida Gators running back and United States Olympic sprinter, Jeff Demps, has signed with the New England Patriots.Fantasy Spin:Demps wasn't picked in the Draft last April but he did show some NFL potential during his time at Florida, leading the Gators with six rushing touchdowns a season ago. He could get some chances as a kickoff/punt returner for the Pats, though...