Former Florida Gators running back and Olympic silver medalist sprinter Jeff Demps will sign with the Patriots, according to Fox 13 Sports in Tampa, Fla.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport also tweeted the news, citing one of his agents. He also tweeted the Colts, Jets, Bucs and other teams were interested in signing the sprinter.
Demps rushed for 2,470 yards and 23 touchdowns for Florida. He earned his Olympic medal in the prelims.
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