Patriots adding Jeff Demps

NFL reporter
Posted Aug 17, 2012
Aaron Wilson


The New England Patriots are adding speedster running back Jeff Demps to the roster, acquiring the Olympic silver medalist, a league source confirmed. The former University of Florida running back will make a formal announcement later this afternoon.

Demps, 22, also drew interest from the Tampa Bay Bay Buccaneers and the New York Jets.

Demps earned a silver medal in the London Olympics on the 400-meter relay team.

Demps is an undersized running back, but could factor in as a kick returner and a receiver out of the backfield.

For his career with the Gators, he has 2,951 all-purpose yards and 24 touchdowns with one kickoff return for a touchdown.

He rushed for 569 yards and six touchdowns last season.

For more coverage of the NFL, go to profootball.scout.com.

Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider


Related Stories
Belichick Encourages Risky Plays
 -by PatriotsInsider.com  Aug 16, 2012
Patriots Revamped D Showing Promise
 -by PatriotsInsider.com  Aug 15, 2012

SUBSCRIBE NOW
Get our 2012 Pre-Season Fantasy Guide absolutely free!
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from ScoutNFLNetwork.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > New England
[View My HotList]