While there was some back-and-forth about it earlier in the day, Jeff Demps has now put pen to paper with the Patriots.
He did in fact sign with New England Friday afternoon, tweeting out later the confirmation, according to ESPN.com news services.
“To everyone wondering, yes it’s true I’m now a new England patriot,” Demps tweeted Friday night. “Glad to be apart of the team. It’s truly an honor. #Godisgreat.”
Demps created some confusion by flying home to Orlando after a visit with the Patriots. His agent then exacerbated it by initially confirming to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com that he was signing with the Patriots, before taking to Twitter to deny it.
Now that’s done, and the Patriots can go to work incorporating the fast man into the lineup. Initially, he’ll get a shot in the return game, but that role could expand.