Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/15/14
I can't even believe the news. Is this a cruel (and late) April Fool's joke?The New England Patriots announced a deal with the Tampa Buccaneers, that brings LeGarrette Blount to the Patriots' well-established running attack, in exchange for the speedy Jeff Demps, for whom the Patriots paid a high price just a year ago.Demps was a member of the silver-medal relay team, who impressed trams with his speed and agility. But he never saw the field in the regular season, due to a knee injury.Because he demanded that he be allowed to pursue his track career, in addition to football, the Patriots decided not to retain his services. Barring any future injury concerns, this is a huge mistake. Demps is full of raw talent, to be sure, but at least in the return game, he will provide a spark, even if he doesn't play a complete season due to schedule conflicts with track meets.But LeGarrette Blount is washed-up before he really got going. He had one good season with the Bucs, and I'm sure that the...
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