Jeff Demps Prepared to Sign with New England Patriots

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.
AP Sports Writer

Jeff Demps has an Olympic silver medal. The U.S. track star now wants to make a run at a Super Bowl ring.

Agent Daniel Rose tells The Associated Press late Wednesday night that several NFL teams are interested in signing the speedy Demps, a former running back at the University of Florida. Rose says Demps is expected to make a decision by Thursday night. He went undrafted in April.

Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano confirmed that the Buccaneers are interested in Demps, who was part of the 400-meter relay team that finished second to Jamaica in London. The New York Jets, with Demps' former college teammate Tim Tebow, also are among the teams in the mix.


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