Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 8/14/12

Apparently Greg Schiano hasn't seen enough speed or playmaking in the return game during training camp because he is looking for an upgrade.

As first reported by PewterReport.com, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are interested in signing Olympic sprinter and former Florida Gators RB/WR Jeff Demps. Demps just got back from London where he helped the U.S. win a silver medal in the 4 x 100 relay.

The lightning-fast Demps went undrafted in April's draft and immediately began training for the Olympics. Now that the London Games are over with, Demps wants to focus on his football career.

Scott Reynolds of PewterReport.com says the Bucs would like to use Demps in the slot, as a scatback, and on special teams as a returner. Demps did all of those things at Florida and had an impressive career.

He finished his collegiate career with the Gators as the school's eighth-leading rusher with 2,470 yards (6.4 YPC) and 23 rushing touchdowns. Demps also caught 57 passes for 481 yards (8.4 YPC). On special teams, he averaged 28.8 yards on kickoff returns and scored a 99-yard touchdown return during his senior season in Gainesville.

Adding Demps would also give Gators fans in the Tampa Bay area something to be excited about seeing as there is only one former Florida player currently on the Bucs' roster – safety Ahmad Black, who was drafted in the fifth round in 2011.

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