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Julian Edelman and Danny Woodhead should be looking over their shoulders starting this week as the New England Patriots have signed former Florida Gator running back/kick returner, Olympic Silver Medalist and track star Jeff Demps to a three year contract, ESPN reported late Friday night The Patriots hope that Demps can aid the return game with his speed and elusiveness, which last year was subpar in both punt (ranked 16th in the NFL with an average of 10.2 yards) and kickoff (29th return at 21.4 yards). At Florida he averaged 18.5 yards per punt and 28.8 on kickoffs with a touchdown. Additionally Demps can help offensively as well. In his career at Florida, he rushed 367 times for 2,470 yards (6.7 yard avg.) and 54 catches for 481 yards (8.4 yard avg.) but scored 24 touchdowns (23 rushing, 1 receiving). His one downfall, which he will need to correct to see the field, or remain with the team, is his propensity to let the ball go. He fumbled 11 times in 424 touches in his caree...

Report: Pats to sign Olympic sprinter

The New England Patriots reportedly will sign Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps, who was a running back for the Florida Gators from 2008-11.

Report: Jeff Demps to Patriots, agent denies deal

Various outlets are reporting that it’s pretty much a done deal that the New England Patriots and Olympic silver medalist and former Florida Gator Jeff Demps have agreed to a deal. The speedster’s agent Nohemy Baltodano says not fast, tweeting “Those reports are untrue!” Another report is that Demps and his agent(s) will announce who he’s signing with, and it looks...

Ninkovich shifts from OLB to DE for Patriots

When he was an outside linebacker, Rob Ninkovich could spend more time covering receivers. He even intercepted two passes in two different games. He'd rather get sacks, and he has a better chance now that the New England Patriots have shifted him to his college position of defensive end. Playing on the line reduces Ninkovich's pass coverage responsibilities. He can focus...

Fred Taylor ready to move on as he forgives former agent, Tank Black, for defrauding millions

Does the name Tank Black ring any bells to you? If not, you're not alone, but in the early 2000s, Tank Black was on trial for defrauding millions of dollars from players he represented including former Jaguars and Florida Gators great, Fred Taylor. The saga of Tank Black started in the late 90s. He landed Taylor as a client, and the two quickly built a relationship. Following...

Reports: Patriots sign Olympic medalist Demps

The New England Patriots have reportedly agreed to terms with Olympic silver medalist Jeff Demps, who played running back at Florida but was not drafted by an NFL team because he said he wanted to focus on his track career. Patriots player personnel director Nick Caserio said in his meeting with reporters on Friday that the team had nothing to report. But multiple media reports...

Nate Eb-nah interception!! (via Patriots Training Camp - Friday,...

Nate Eb-nah interception!! (via Patriots Training Camp - Friday, August 17, 2012)

Jeff Demps fits all Belichick, Patriots stand for -

Jeff Demps fits all Belichick, Patriots stand for - The Patriots have injuries in the...

Jeff Demps officially signs with the Patriots

AP According to Ian Rapoport of, former Olympic sprinter and University of Florida running back Jeff Demps has officially signed with the New England Patriots. Well, Jeff Demps is officially a #Patriot. Signed, sealed and the other thing. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 18, 2012 At on point we thought Demps was going to sign with the Buccaneers, than the Jets camp in...

Branch Fighting For A Roster Spot

Patriots WR Deion Branch knows roster spots are up for grans and he's in tune with having to compete for his job.

Patriots Know Onus is on Offense After Lackluster Showing Against Saints to Open Preseason (Video)

The Patriots aren't happy with their offense -- that's a bit of a surprise. In a game featuring two of the NFL's most high-powered offenses, and two of it's all-time great quarterbacks, suffice to say a 7-6 victory is not the way New England probably envisioned their preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints to pan out. Granted it was just the preseason and...

Edelman has some hops! (via Patriots Training Camp - Friday,...

Edelman has some hops! (via Patriots Training Camp - Friday, August 17, 2012)

Penn State Quarterback Matt McGloin Seems to Admit He Was Joking About Tom Brady Comparison

Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin appeared to confirm some suspicions on Friday night. McGloin made headlines by comparing himself to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, saying, "I don't think we're too far apart." But on Friday night, McGloin seemed to admit that he was, in fact, acting in good-natured fun when he made the comment. He issued the following tweet,...

Patriots Add Another Wrinkle On Offense in Olympic Medalist, RB Jeff Demps

Few head coaches in the NFL relish adding new wrinkles to their offense more than Bill Belichick. Jeff Demps has agreed to a deal with the New England Patriots, Kevin O’Donnell of FOX 13 Tampa reports. Demps’ official announcement will come later Friday afternoon.  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a strong push for the former Florida Gators running back and Olympic silver medalist...
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