From London to New England.
That’s the path Jeff Demps is taking as he transitions from US Olympic track star to NFL running back, according to multiple reports Friday.
Demps could sign with the New England Patriots as soon as Friday, one of his agents, Nohemy Baltodano, told NFL.com. ESPN also reported a deal is near with the Patriots for Demps, who won a silver medal at the London Games in the 4x100 relay race. Although Demps didn’t run in the medal event, he helped the team qualify in the preliminary round.
Demps is expected to arrive in Orlando to join his representatives in looking over the details of the agreement, according to the reports. Demps reportedly could make an announcement as soon as 5 p.m. ET.
The University of Florida product rushed for 2,470 yards and 23 touchdowns in his four-year career in Gainesville.
Demps, who is 5-foot-7, didn’t participate in any college football all-star games leading up to the NFL Draft because he wanted to remain focused on the Olympics.
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