When he announced that his client would be missing Buccaneers camp to participate in the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, the agent for Jeff Demps said that the Buccaneers were supportive of Demps’ track pursuits and “excited” to have him on the team when he was done running somewhere in the wake of Usain Bolt.
That may be the case, but coach Greg Schiano didn’t make it sound like he was staying up nights watching for Demps’ headlights to pull into the driveway now that the meet has come to an end.
“Supposedly he’s coming. I don’t know. We’ll see,” Schiano said, via JoeBucsFan.com. “I don’t worry about guys that are not here, you know? So he’s not helping us get better right now. He’s out there running track somewhere. So, if he’s going to do that — if he gets here and helps us win he will be part of it. If he gets here and can’t help us win, he can go back and run track. We are here to win games.”
The Patriots sent a seventh-round pick to Tampa along with Demps in exchange for LeGarrette Blount. Unless things change in the relatively near future, running back Mike James, the player taken in the sixth-round after the Bucs used the initial pick to trade into the spot, is likely to be the biggest return on the deal.