Report: Patriots Looking to Trade Jeff Demps
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.
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.