There have been far more stories about why Jeff Demps isn’t playing football than there have been about Jeff Demps doing things on a football field.
Here’s another one.
According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Demps had surgery Thursday for a groin injury suffered last week against the Eagles. There’s no immediate word on a timetable for his return.
Demps has become an object of fascination for his world-class sprinter’s speed, but he’s done very little to make anyone think he’ll impact the NFL.
After a late start to training camp a year ago, a mild knee injury landed him on the Patriots’ injured reserve list. This year, after a late start to training camp with the Bucs, he’s totaled 35 yards from scrimmage and has three kickoff returns for 93 yards.