Monday, March 25, 2013

Jeff Demps likely punches ticket off Patriots roster


Earlier this year, New England Patriots... player... Jeff Demps expressed his desire to pursue his track career at the expense of his football career.

Recently, Demps confirmed his heart is in fact with track. As for football, well, he could take it or leave it. (photo: photo-gator, Flickr)

In an interview with a Florida radio station, the speedster project/return man gave the following answer to a question asking what he would say to Patriots coach Bill Belichick regarding his two-sport aspirations:

"Listen coach, I want to do both, but in order for me to get to where I want to be on the track and field side, it'll take a full year of preparation," Demps said, via ESPN Boston. "And after the (track) season, if you guys are willing to let me come back, you know, probably midseason, and work out and train and get ready for the season, I'll be able to do that.

"If not, then I guess I'll just focus on running."

We don't suspect Belichick would be fond of the idea of getting a player back "three, four, maybe five games" into the season with zero prior success in the pros and no offseason work with the team.

No big deal.

"If I'm not able to do football anymore, it's kind of like I'm just opening up another chapter of my life, and it's on the track and field side," he said.

Cue Demps opening that chapter, and closing another.

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