GAINESVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 03: Jeff Demps #28 of the University of Florida Gators runs for yardage during a game against the Florida Atlantic University Owls at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 3, 2011 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Olympic Star Jeff Demps Reportedly Signs Agrees To Deal With Patriots

Jeff Demps, who just won a silver medal as part of the United States 4x100 meter relay team at the London Olympics, has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Patriots.

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Jeff Demps Reaches Agreement With Patriots, According To Report

Jeff Demps' decision on his next NFL team was supposed to come Thursday night but we never heard anything. By Friday morning, Demps' mind was made up. He'll be signing with the New England Patriots, according to multiple sources. Contract details were not reported at the time.

News of Demps signing with the Patriots leaked out Friday morning, but his agent pushed back on initial reports.

Demps, formerly with the Florida Gators, focused his attention on the Olympics, where he won a silver medal as part of the U.S. 4x100-meter relay team, instead of the NFL Draft, where he could've been a late round pick. With the Olympics over, he applied to enter the NFL, making him free to sign with any team.

Reports stated that more than a few NFL teams interested in the speedster, and plenty of teams made contact with Demps. He was a fairly sought after player considering the season is only a few weeks away.

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Eagles Could Pursue Jeff Demps

The Eagles might be interested in Olympian and former Florida Gators running back Jeff Demps, who followed up winning a silver medal as part of the U.S. 4x100-meter relay team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London by filing paperwork to join the NFL, the league announced on Tuesday. cites an unnamed team official who said the Eagles are "intrigued" by Demps and wouldn't rule out pursuing him, but also said it was a long shot that anything would come of the interest.

Still, just try to imagine all of those little guys running around the field for the Eagles: Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy, Jeremy Maclin, DeSean Jackson and then Demps, too. It really would resemble a track meet.

Demps stands just 5-foot-7, weighs 190 pounds and projects to be a third-down back and possibly a kickoff/punt returner in the NFL. If he signs with a team, Demps will make more money than most professional track and field athletes. He would also be an interesting addition to the Eagles' squad.

Read more on the Eagles at Bleeding Green Nation and SB Nation Philly.


Jeff Demps To Decide NFL Future By Thursday Night

Olympic silver medalist and former Florida running back Jeff Demps' abrupt departure from the world of professional track for the green pasture-like fields of the NFL came as a surprise of sorts this week, but it's no shock that Demps is apparently trying to get into camp with some of his signature speed. Demps' agent tells The Associated Press that Demps will make a decision on his NFL future by Thursday night.

Daniel Rose told the AP's Greg Siciliano that "several teams" are interested in the speedy Demps, who won his medal with the U.S.'s 4 x 100 meters relay team less than a week ago. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, local to both Demps' hometown and Florida's campus in Gainesville, and the New York Jets, who could reunite Demps with his former backfield mate Tim Tebow, have both been public suitors of the speedy back.

For more on Demps' potential NFL landing spots, head to Bucs Nation and SB Nation Tampa Bay for Bucs coverage and Gang Green Nation and SB Nation New York for Jets coverage. And for more on Demps' Olympic and collegiate exploits, visit Alligator Army.


Jeff Demps' Decision Expected Monday

Former Florida Gators football player and now Olympic silver medalist Jeff Demps is very, very much on the NFL's radar now that his time at the London Olympic Games is over. Demps will make his decision Monday, per the Tampa Bay Times, and he's drawn considerable interest:

Demps wasn't drafted in April when he elected to focus on qualifying for the Olympics. However, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been interested in Demps for a while now, giving them the edge. As for his sudden appeal, former SEC skill position players with world class speed are now and then considered "attractive" to NFL scouts, who look for qualities such as "football experience" and "speed" fairly often.

Demps was a tailback for the Gators, scoring 23 touchdowns over four seasons and never averaging less than 5.8 yards a carry in each season. Demps won silver in London as part of the U.S. 4x100 relay team.

For more on Jeff Demps and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, check out Bucs Nation.

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Bucs Reportedly Interested In Jeff Demps, Olympic Star

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are interested in signing Olympic silver medalist Jeff Demps according to a report from Scott Reynolds of

Demps, who has run the 100-meter in a time as fast as 10.01, did not sign with an NFL team after going undrafted in April because he wanted to focus on training for the 2012 Olympics at the time. He is now a free agent and has several teams interested, including the Buccaneers, who have been touching base with Demps as far back as the early summer prior to the Olympics.

According to Reynolds, the Buccaneers were close to signing Demps after the former University of Florida star failed to qualify for the 100-meter dash at the U.S. Olympic Trials, but Demps was named to the 4x100 meter relay team after Mike Rodgers sustained a stress fracture in July. Demps ran in the prelims and helped break a 20-year American Record in the event, with the group running a 37.38.

The Buccaneers would utilize Demps' world class speed, lining him up as a slot receiver and a running back on offense while also being used on special teams as a kick returner.

For more on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, make sure to visit Bucs Nation and SB Nation Tampa Bay.


Jeff Demps Eyes NFL With Olympics Over

Jeff Demps, who just won a silver medal as part of the United States 4x100 meter relay team at the London Olympics, has submitted paperwork to become an NFL free agent.

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