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Jets have interest in Jeff Demps, as well

Jeff Demps, Andrew Sweat AP

If the Buccaneers are interested in keeping Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps close to home, they’re going to have a little competition.

According to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger, the Jets are among the teams to reach out to him.

Much like wide receiver Josh Gordon saw his stock rise in the Supplemental Draft because he was the only player worth drafting and got all the attention (leading the Browns to use a second-rounder on him), so to is Demps garnering much more interest now because he’s the only new name of note available.

If he hadn’t spurned NFL interest prior to the Olympics, someone might have used a late-rounder on a Florida running back with world-class speed. If he slipped through the draft, he’d have been a priority free agent, the kind of guy with one exceptional quality that teams are willing to throw a few signing bonus dollars at.

Then again, the Jets already have a hybrid player with incredible physical tools, who knows him well. Demps played two seasons alongside Tim Tebow with the Gators.

That’s right, you didn’t think there was going to be a Jets story without mentioning him, did you?

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14 Responses to “Jets have interest in Jeff Demps, as well”
  1. beauregard says: Aug 15, 2012 7:49 PM

    Well played working the token Tebow comment in Darin.

  2. vincentbojackson says: Aug 15, 2012 7:52 PM

    Jets always looking for a shortcut.

    Unfortunately there’s no quick fix for that mess they’ve created.

  3. bennyb82 says: Aug 15, 2012 8:08 PM

    The Jets have taken over where Oakland left off.

  4. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 15, 2012 8:39 PM

    Brother! !!!!

  5. nyyjetsknicks says: Aug 15, 2012 8:57 PM

    I don’t understand the Jet hate. Multiple teams want him. This isn’t a headline move.

  6. txxxchief says: Aug 15, 2012 9:01 PM

    The Jests love players with great foot speed.

  7. nyj69 says: Aug 15, 2012 9:09 PM

    because it’s the Jets people are going to say its a gimmick and a joke. Any other team would be lauded for making a good low risk high reward signing.

    and because this comment is pro-Jets it’s going to get downvoted regardless of the actual content of the post. You guys are too predictable.

  8. jaxdolfan says: Aug 15, 2012 10:14 PM

    If the Jets get him, you know they’ll be running more option with Tebow….is it the wildcat or option….or….the Bigfoot (named after Rex’s wife) package.

  9. jetsarestacked says: Aug 15, 2012 10:41 PM

    multiple teams are interested, but of course the headline is about the jets!

    also, any other team signs demps it will be lauded as a shrewd move with little risk. if he signs with the jets it will be criticized and labeled a gimmick!

  10. j0ey15 says: Aug 15, 2012 10:48 PM

    This would be a good move for the jets demps was a real good college player esp in the sec

  11. ajg314 says: Aug 15, 2012 10:55 PM

    How original. A foot joke. That’s so two years old.

  12. charleslouis99 says: Aug 15, 2012 10:56 PM

    of course the jets are interested

  13. steeelfann says: Aug 16, 2012 7:59 AM

    Dude is really fast and can is a good little running back.

  14. jetstizzi85 says: Aug 16, 2012 10:44 AM

    Jets lack speed and explosivness and this kid offers both. It would be a nice pick up – kid could easily play on Special Teams from Day 1

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