Patriots Looking to Trade Jeff Demps

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    Patriots Looking to Trade Jeff Demps

    Report: Patriots Looking to Trade Jeff Demps

    Jeff Demps’ track career might lead to a trade from New England.

    NEPD Staff Writer: Tony Santorsa

    The Jeff Demps era probably won’t last long in New England as it appears that he’s likely on his way out of town.

    With reports surfacing earlier this year indicating that Demps wants to focus on his professional track career rather than his football career, it almost seemed imminent that the Patriots would look to part ways with the Silver medal winning track and field athlete.

    At first, you might wonder what kind of interest NFL teams would have in Demps, as he’s come out saying that he wants to focus on his track and field career, but the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe believes that there will be a market for him.

    Out of pure speculation, the Patriots will likely not get much in return for Demps, possibly a sixth or seventh round pick—but that’s certainly something, as we all know Bill Belichick values his draft picks.

    With New England entering this year’s draft with just five draft picks—with their third round pick possibly going to Pittsburgh if return for restricted free agent Emmanuel Sanders—it only makes sense that Belichick would love to bring in some more selections.

    The NFL draft is right around the corner, coming at the end of this month, and if anything is going to get done with Demps, it will likely happen in the upcoming week or so.

    Tampa Bay, who likely finished second in last year’s “Jeff Demps Sweepstakes”, is a likely trading partner if a deal is consummated.

    Tags: 2013 NFL Draft, Jeff Demps, Trade

     

    Jeff Howe @jeffphowe

    There should be some interest but it's unclear if a trade will happen. Obviously, Pats would like to get something done before the draft.

     
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    Re: Patriots Looking to Trade Jeff Demps

    I say keep him around and see how he does w/ kickoff and punt returns unitl the Patriots know one way or the other whether he can contribute.

     
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    Re: Patriots Looking to Trade Jeff Demps

    The Boston Herald reports the Patriots have discussed the possibility of trading KR Jeff Demps.

     

    Demps signed with the Patriots last August, but he was placed on injured reserve with a leg injury in what was believed to be a "redshirt" season. Demps has since indicated that his current priority is focusing on track and field in preparation for the Rio Olympics in three years. However, he still wants to play football. New England has signed Leon Washington to be its return man. Demps wouldn't net more than a late-round pick.   http://www.rotoworld.com/teams/nfl/ne/new-england-patriots?pos=

     

     
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    Re: Patriots Looking to Trade Jeff Demps

    I say let him run track and put him on the did not report list. Washington is most likely a one and done due to age and wear and tear. Let Demps run track this year, and come back in 2014 and see what he can contribute. 

     
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    Re: Patriots Looking to Trade Jeff Demps

    I can't see them getting anything for him. Maybe a 7th?

     
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    Re: Patriots Looking to Trade Jeff Demps

    In response to rkarp's comment:

    I say let him run track and put him on the did not report list. Washington is most likely a one and done due to age and wear and tear. Let Demps run track this year, and come back in 2014 and see what he can contribute. 




    Problem is he will be doing this for the next 3 years till the Olympics.

     
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    Re: Patriots Looking to Trade Jeff Demps

    In response to jjdbrasil's comment:

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    I say let him run track and put him on the did not report list. Washington is most likely a one and done due to age and wear and tear. Let Demps run track this year, and come back in 2014 and see what he can contribute. 

     




    Problem is he will be doing this for the next 3 years till the Olympics.

     



    As long as the track season ends before the trade deadline there would be no real downside to rkarp's suggestion with the added possibility of still trading him and maybe moving it up a round by trading into next year's draft.

    On the other hand if he's in football shape or the Pats have a need owing to injuuries then they could activate him at that point.

     
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    In response to anonymis' comment:

    I say keep him around and see how he does w/ kickoff and punt returns unitl the Patriots know one way or the other whether he can contribute.



    agreed

     
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    Re: Patriots Looking to Trade Jeff Demps

    In response to rkarp's comment:

    I say let him run track and put him on the did not report list. Washington is most likely a one and done due to age and wear and tear. Let Demps run track this year, and come back in 2014 and see what he can contribute. 



    works for me. 

     
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    Re: Patriots Looking to Trade Jeff Demps

    In response to jjdbrasil's comment:

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    I say let him run track and put him on the did not report list. Washington is most likely a one and done due to age and wear and tear. Let Demps run track this year, and come back in 2014 and see what he can contribute. 

     




    Problem is he will be doing this for the next 3 years till the Olympics.

     



    not if he doesnt cut it 

     
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    Re: Patriots Looking to Trade Jeff Demps

    Demps wants to play football when track season is over, around midseason. It worked for Bo Jackson when he was playing baseball. Demps is no Bo but he would be an injury or two away from being helpful to the Pats.

     
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    Re: Patriots Looking to Trade Jeff Demps

    kickoff and punt returns isn't one of the Patriots better suit. If there is a way to keep him around and do both, I don't think it would hurt. A better question is, how important is it to the team? It's certainly more exciting to see kickoffs or punts returned for a TD.  I say, if it can improve our field positions to score more points. Why not. Still not a bigger priority than pass rush and defensive back positions.

     

                   Kickoff Returns     Punt Returns

    2009        #15                       #5

    2010        #18                       #3

    2011        #29                        #16

    2012      #25                        #5

     

     
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    Re: Patriots Looking to Trade Jeff Demps

    I think he would net a 7th round pk maybe even a 6th rounder. I also think this is what he and his agent were hoping for because they could see that BB was going to use Washington as the primary return man and with the re-signing of Edelman there went the PR job! So trade him to TB and include Mallett allowing TB to trade us several draft choices ranging from the 2nd to the 5th,in either this years draft or next year!

     
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    Re: Patriots Looking to Trade Jeff Demps

    If the Patriots are satisfied with keeping a lesser version of the old Chicago Bear's Willie Gault, then let the Patriots keep Demps.  I would want a player who would concentrate on the the sport I am paying him to play.

    Demps is taking up a spot on the roster that can be used by a player, maybe with less talent, but is willing to learn NFL football 365 days a year.  

    The longer Jeff Demps stays on the Patriots roster without playing, his value will decrease.  Bill Belicheck does not want to waste a spot on the roster for a player that will never be used and he does not like to lose value in his players.

     
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    Re: Patriots Looking to Trade Jeff Demps

    Who do you replace on the roster with a part-time player, Demps.   Ridley, Bolten, Vereen or Washinton?  Pats will not carry 5 runnings backs  . . . they need the extra spots for receiver (who always seem to get hurt). 

     

    Edilman can return punts and Washington will return kickoff . . . Demps goes if they can get a 6th rounder for him!  If the guy is doing track then he will come into the Pats at too light a weight to be playing in the NFL, w/o getting hurt.

     
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    Re: Patriots Looking to Trade Jeff Demps

    Who gives up a pick for an undrafted free agent who hasn't played a regular season game yet, was on IR all last season, and says he wants to play a different sport? 

     
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    Re: Patriots Looking to Trade Jeff Demps

    In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:

    Who gives up a pick for an undrafted free agent who hasn't played a regular season game yet, was on IR all last season, and says he wants to play a different sport? 



    Oak, they love fast guys

     
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    Re: Patriots Looking to Trade Jeff Demps

    In response to PatsEng's comment:

     

    In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:

     

    Who gives up a pick for an undrafted free agent who hasn't played a regular season game yet, was on IR all last season, and says he wants to play a different sport? 

     



    Oak, they love fast guys

     

     



    Ha, If Al Davis was alive we might get a first rounder! 

     

     
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    Re: Patriots Looking to Trade Jeff Demps

    In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:

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    In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:

     

    Who gives up a pick for an undrafted free agent who hasn't played a regular season game yet, was on IR all last season, and says he wants to play a different sport? 

     



    Oak, they love fast guys

     

     



    Ha, If Al Davis was alive we might get a first rounder! 

     



    for sure! LMAO

     
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    Re: Patriots Looking to Trade Jeff Demps

    In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:

    In response to PatsEng's comment:

     

    In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:

     

    Who gives up a pick for an undrafted free agent who hasn't played a regular season game yet, was on IR all last season, and says he wants to play a different sport? 

     



    Oak, they love fast guys

     

     



    Ha, If Al Davis was alive we might get a first rounder! 

     



    LOL!!!  true    Wish Al was still around 

     
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    Re: Patriots Looking to Trade Jeff Demps

    this isn't an issue keeping him, If he does not report he is simply on the does not report list and he doesn't count on the roster and iisn't paid unti he shows up with his salary significantly reduced.  This is actually a good thing that way we don't have to cut him after training camp which would likely happen being that BB wants to keep 4 TE's most likely and will probably need an extra WR being that our only vet WR's are slater, endelman, stallworth? keep him, see if leon washington is worth anything or if he gets dinged up we have demps as a potential backup.

     
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