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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 PewterReport.com.

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.

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