The Houston Texans re-signed safety Quintin Demps on Thursday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, via team’s press release.
Selected in the fourth round (119th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles, Demps, 26, quickly made a name for himself as a returner, finishing fourth in the league with 1,638 yards on 52 kick returns and averaging 25.3 yards a pop in his rookie campaign. He appeared in every game and also made 18 tackles, 1.0 sack and one forced fumble in 2010.
Demps was the favorite to start at free safety entering the 2009 regular season, according to former defensive coordinator Jim Johnson, but lost the job to Macho Harris and was later waived by the team in September 2010.
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The 5-11, 206-pound defensive back out of UTEP joined the UFL (United Football League) two months later on a deal with the Hartford Colonials, before reentering the NFL the next month as a Texan after Houston placed DE Jesse Nading on IR.
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