Buccaneers run Jeff Demps off the 53-man roster

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The Buccaneers might want to use a committee of running backs, but that committee won’t include Jeff Demps.

According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs have decided to release the world class sprinter and Florida running back.

Demps had vowed this spring to focus only on football, but his track career might come calling again.

With the diminishing importance of kickoff returns, such singular talents such as Demps are having a harder time finding a role in the NFL, if they can’t do something else. And he was never able to show that.