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With Jeff Demps thrown in as part of LeGarrette Blount trade here's Bucs' position on Demps' track and field plans:
Demps hopes to run track this summer and then report for NFL duties. General manager Mark Dominik was non-committal:
"We’ve talked to Jeff a little bit. We understand what he’s doing. We’re just taking the rights to see what happens. He’s a player we practiced with down here when the Patriots came down (last preseason). He had a good game against us. We’re going to walk and talk with him. The reason was not Jeff Demps. Jeff Demps was part of it, but not the reason. We were going to (trade) LeGarrette Blount for a seventh-round pick but we asked for the rights to Jeff Demps because we want to investigate that further. As an organization, we felt that it was in the best interest of our football team going forward."
This will be fluid for a while, but don't assume Demps will be suiting up in pewter anytime soon.