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Reports: Demps to sign with Patriots



The Bucs had a genuine interest in former Florida Gators running back Jeff Demps. But, according to multiple reports, the Olympic silver medalist has agreed to a deal with the New England Patriots.

However, Demps' agent, Daniel Rose, told the Times Demps has yet to sign a contract.

Bucs coach Greg Schiano on Wednesday confirmed the team's interest, and Demps' agent said the Bucs were a frontrunner to sign him. But the Patriots appear to have added another former Gator to their roster, one that already includes tight end Aaron Hernandez and linebacker Brandon Spikes.

Demps won a silver medal in the London Olympics as a member of the 4 x 100 meter relay team.

-- STEPHEN F. HOLDER, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Friday, August 17, 2012 1:44pm]


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