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Greg Schiano confirms Bucs' interest in Jeff Demps



Bucs coach Greg Schiano today acknowledged the team’s interest in Olympic silver medalist sprinter Jeff Demps, a former University of Florida running back.

Demps’ agent, Daniel Rose, said Tuesday the Bucs had been in contact and are interested in signing Demps.

Today, Schiano confirmed the team is, in fact, drawn to the former Gator.

“It’s nice that he’s an Olympian,” Schiano said. “That’s a great achievement. But we play football. So, if he wasn’t a good football player it wouldn’t matter to me. But he happens to be a good football player as well.

“He just happens to be a very good track athlete as well. So we’ll see how that goes. I don’t know how it’s going to end up. We had discussions even before he went over to the Olympics. If it’s meant to be, it’ll work out.”

Demps is attracting interest from several teams, his agent said, but hopes to make a decision within days.

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 11:47am]


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