Demps spent last season on injured reserved, but was expected to be a major contributor on special teams in 2013. That changed a few weeks ago when Demps decided he was going to continue his track career and wanted to return to football around midseason, which likely didn’t sit too well with Bill Belichick.
The Patriots have been shopping him around for a few weeks now, but it appears a deal may be imminent, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald.
Demps’ agent Daniel Rose addressed his client’s future earlier in the week, hinting that if the Patriots don’t want him a number of other teams would be interested.
“I would think the lack of picks [for New England] a deal would be done over the draft as I am certain if the Patriots aren’t willing to let him do both there are other teams who will.”
Demps was a silver medalist on the USA Olympic 4-x-100 team at the 2012 Summer Games, but seemed ready to return to football afterward. He signed with the Patriots in August and played briefly during the preseason before being placed on season-ending IR.
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