Apparently his Olympic experience went so well, that Jeff Demps decided to continue to wear the red, white and blue.
The Jets were also in the mix for the Olympic sprinter and Florida Gators running back/return man. The Fox 13 report stated that Demps was flying back to his Orlando-area home after visiting the Patriots Thursday, and would announce his decision when he returned.
The Patriots have always been a safe harbor for backs that don’t fit into a traditional mold, from miniature Danny Woodhead to versatile old guys such as Kevin Faulk.
But Demps gives them an element of raw speed they lacked, and should help them in the return game.
UPDATE: 1:33 p.m. ET: Demps’ track agent, Nohemy Baltodano, tweets that the deal hasn’t been signed. But there are multiple reports saying he has in fact agreed with the Patriots, including this one from ESPN’s John Clayton.