Found April 27, 2013 on The Nosebleeds:
In a pretty surprising move on Saturday, the Patriots dealt Jeff Demps and a seventh round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for running back LeGarrette Blount. The Patriots had been fielding offers for the 23-year old Demps ever since he announced that he would be leaving the team to focus on his track & field career, saying he hoped to join the team midway through the upcoming season. The Pats wanted a full commitment from the Olympic sprinter, but he was apparently unwilling. No word on if Tampa Bay plans to allow him to split time between sports. The 26-year old Blount, who has 1939 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns in three NFL seasons, became an expendable piece for Tampa with the emergence of rookie running back Doug Martin in the backfield last season. It’s not a bad swap for the Patriots, who add Blount’s big frame (and his $1.25 million salary) to their backfield in exchange for a big question mark on their roster. It is pretty disappointing that we’ll never get to see an Olympic sprinter return kicks for the home team in Foxboro, though.

Jeff Demps won’t be available until mid-season

The Bucs acquired former Olympic silver medalist and New England running back Jeff Demps Saturday afternoon during the final rounds of the NFL draft. Demps has stated that he wants to run track and play football. But when will he be available for the Buccaneers? In an interview last month with Sports Talk Florida’s David Bauman, the former University of Florida track and field...

Bucs send RB Blount to Pats for pick, rights to Demps

TAMPA, Fla. Running back LeGarrette Blount is leaving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rumored as a trade possibility recently, Blount, a one-time starter, was traded to the New England Patriots for a seventh-round pick and the rights to running back Jeff Demps on Saturday. Weve talked to Jeff a little bit, Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik said. Were just taking the rights to...

Patriots aggressively trying to move Jeff Demps

Jeff Demps decided he wanted to split time between track and football this year, meaning he'd miss about five games. Yeah, the Patriots are not down for that. They've been rumored to be wanting to move him ever since he made that clear. Apparently his agent thinks that some teams would be willing for him to miss that much time in the regular season. We suspected draft...

Bucs, Patriots swap running backs and draft pick

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded running back LeGarrette Blount to the New England Patriots in exchange for a seventh-round pick in this year's NFL draft and Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps. Demps was a silver medalist as part of the 4x100 relay team that finished second to Jamaica at the 2012 London Games. The former Florida running back was not selected in last year's...

Patriots Trade For RB LeGarrette Blount

Tom Curran reports that the New England Patriots have acquired RB LeGarrette Blount from the Buccaneers for RB Jeff Demps and a seventh-round pick. There have been rumors circulating that Blount could be available dating back to last year’s trade deadline, but it’s at least somewhat surprising that Tampa Bay was able to find a trade partner for guy who hasn’t been able to...

Report: Patriots trade away Demps, get RB Blount in process

  Don Montague / Zuma Press NEW YORK CITY—According to a tweet from Shalise Manza-Young of the Boston Globe, the Patriots have traded away Jeff Demps, the football player-turned sprinter and a  7th-round pick (# 229 overall) to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers   in exchange for  running back LeGarrette  Blount. Manza-Young tweeted the following earlier this afternoon. #Patriots have...

Patriots Trade Jeff Demps To Tampa Bay

New England unloads former Florida RB Jeff Demps and a 7th round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for maligned RB LeGarrette Blount.

Belichick talks Jeff Demps trade and LeGarrette Blount

The Patriots were successful in their attempt to move running back/return man Jeff Demps after the Olympic Sprinter announced that his devotion to Track & Field would limit his time on the gridiron. In addition to Demps' open devotion to track, the Pats signed Pro Bowl return specialist Leon Washington this offseason as well. So the need to keep Demps quickly spiraled...

LeGarrette Blount Traded To Patriots

The Patriots have acquired running back LeGarrette Blount from the Buccaneers.Fantasy Spin:And all they had to give up was practice squad running back Jeff Demps and a seventh-round pick. It's a nice pickup for the Pats as Blount should be the team's preferred goal line back next season. He might also get some third down looks now that third-down specialist Danny Woodhead...

Bucs trade Blount and add more depth on final day of draft

The Buccaneers had running back LeGarrette Blount on the trade block for quite a while. Entering the draft, talk around the league and several media circles of a potential Blount trade started to pick back up. During the final day of the draft, Tampa Bay sent Blount to New England. Blount saw his role diminish greatly after the Bucs drafted running back Doug Martin in the first...

Patriots Trade Demps to Bucs for Blount

The New England Patriots have traded RB/KR Jeff Demps to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers along with a 7th round pick in the current NFL Draft for RB LeGarrette Blount. Demps, who played college football at Florida and went undrafted, signed with New England last summer at the conclusion of the Summer Olympics where he was a member of the U.S. Track team. He was hurt ironically in...

LeGarrette Blount’s Troubled Past Is Concerning, But Potential Impact Too Tempting for Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots are pretty well set at the running back position going forward. If there were any doubts, Stevan Ridley silenced them with a 1,200-yard season in 2012. But even that didn’t keep the Patriots from adding some depth at running back. While looking for a landing spot for wavering return specialist Jeff Demps, the Patriots came across an opportunity to...

NFL Draft Live Blog Day 3: Patriots Reportedly Trade Jeff Demps, Seventh-Round Pick for LaGarrette Blount

4:11 p.m.: The Patriots have rid themselves of Jeff Demps. They traded Demps and a seventh-round pick for LaGarrette Blount, according to Shalize Manza Young of the Boston Globe. 4:00 p.m.: Kansas City grabbed Eric Kush out of California PA, Virginia Tech wideout Corey Fuller went to the Lions, Colorado tight end Nick Kasa got drafted by Oakland, Ryan Swope, a slot receiver out...
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