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Jeff Demps to skip Bucs' mandatory minicamp



The Bucs expect to have perfect attendance for this week’s mandatory minicamp, which gets underway Tuesday at One Buc Place.

Well, nearly perfect attendance, anyway.

The notable exception will be running back/return man Jeff Demps who, according to general manager Mark Dominik, has been excused from the three-day affair.

Demps, who was traded to the Bucs in the LeGarrette Blount deal in April, continues to train and compete on the track and field circuit, something the Bucs accepted when they acquired him.

Demps was not expected to spend any time with the Bucs this offseason, and he might not even be in attendance at the start of training camp depending on his track schedule.

Demps, a former University of Florida star, would like to play football this season but maintains that track and field is currently his priority.

As for rehabbing players who haven't so far participated in offseason practices -- like guards Carl Nicks, Davin Joseph and Darrelle Revis -- none are expected to make an appearance this week. Dominik said the team does not want to risk any setbacks for a mere three days of practice, choosing instead to wait until the start of training camp late next month.

[Last modified: Monday, June 10, 2013 9:59pm]


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