Buccaneers RB Jeff Demps To Put NFL On Hold For Track Again

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  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin GIF OG

    It turns out, Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps will be joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers later rather than sooner.

    Demps, a running back/return man acquired by the Bucs in their April trade of running back LeGarrette Blount to the New England Patriots, has accepted an invitation to the IAAF World Championships in Moscow next month, agent Daniel Rose said.

    A member of the United States 4x100 meter relay team that won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games, Demps will again be a part of the 4x100 meter team in Moscow, where the final in that race is slated for Aug. 18.

    The decision means Demps will not join the Bucs until late in the preseason. That could impact his chances of making the team, but the Bucs have been aware of Demps' plans for the track season and appear willing to wait for his return.

    "We've had conversations with the Bucs and they're excited about having Jeff," Rose said last week. "And so it will be interesting to see how it goes. I wish I could give everyone a date certain for when he'll be there but I can't.''

    Source: Tampa Tribune
  2. JEMicklos

    JEMicklos Captain

    Just go away. We don't want you back

    ICECOLD 1st Stringer Staff Member GIF OG

    He's got some Favre in him

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