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08:04 AM ET 08.23 | Jeff Demps' Olympic silver medal is nice and all, but it can't be traded for an NFL job. [Demps] told reporters that [Wednesday's] practice was the first time he'd touched a football since Florida's last game of the season, in the Gator Bowl on Jan. 2. If you're keeping track, that's a span of 232 days. ... While Patriots fans are excited about Demps' arrival and Fears' first impression of him as a young man is positive, silver medal or not, he'll have to earn everything with his new coach. "I'm not going to go overboard. What he's done has been truly amazing and a great story, but out here, I ain't giving him nothing!," [running backs coach Ivan Fears] said, mostly serious. "He's going to earn everything he gets from us."

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August 23, 2012  08:18 AM ET

They haven't had a lot of success with young speed guys over the years.

August 23, 2012  08:19 AM ET

The Patriots will be giving up some good castoffs this season.

August 23, 2012  08:43 AM ET

On the bubble already? He just got to Foxboro. Sheesh!

August 23, 2012  08:45 AM ET

He needs to get into football shape in a hurry.

August 23, 2012  08:48 AM ET

There was nowhere for him to start but the bubble. Usain Bolt would be on the bubble.

August 23, 2012  08:55 AM ET

So,that Silver medal isn't a free ticket to success in the NFL and Demp is going to have to earn a roster spot on the Pats, Not really surprising for most fans....

August 23, 2012  08:55 AM ET

Could be their next Kevin Faulk...

August 23, 2012  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Could be their next Kevin Faulk...

All of us in Patriot Nation would love to have another Kevin Faulk, but I don't think Demps is going to be that guy. For one thing, Faulk had size.

August 23, 2012  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

On the bubble already? He just got to Foxboro. Sheesh!

The roster cut schedule doesn't wait for anyone.

August 23, 2012  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The roster cut schedule doesn't wait for anyone.

At least he has a football background. Maybe some other team will pick him up or the Pats will keep their options open.

August 23, 2012  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

So,that Silver medal isn't a free ticket to success in the NFL and Demp is going to have to earn a roster spot on the Pats, Not really surprising for most fans....

Morning Mangler.

August 23, 2012  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Morning Mangler.

Morning Clem

August 23, 2012  09:34 AM ET

Likely candidate for the practice squad, until he shows he's ready for the NFL, or not.

August 23, 2012  09:59 AM ET

New England is a good place for him, if they let him stick around. There's not a lot of responsibility on the running backs, so he would get some time to develop.

I'm guessing they'll keep him. If they felt happy with their other marginal RBs, why bother to bring him in?

August 23, 2012  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

All of us in Patriot Nation would love to have another Kevin Faulk, but I don't think Demps is going to be that guy. For one thing, Faulk had size.

But Im sure you remember that Faulk didnt come into the league with size..he was a small speedster in college, much like Demps. As a Florida fan I'll tell you that Demps will run hard for his size and the guy is tough. Hope he works out for you up there..

August 23, 2012  10:43 AM ET
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But Im sure you remember that Faulk didnt come into the league with size..he was a small speedster in college, much like Demps. As a Florida fan I'll tell you that Demps will run hard for his size and the guy is tough. Hope he works out for you up there..

If he does, it sounds like we'll both be happy.

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August 23, 2012  11:42 AM ET

There's Always Da Jets!!!

August 23, 2012  11:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

If he does, it sounds like we'll both be happy.

No Question! I love how Bill B. seems to have a thing for my Gators recently (Hernandez, Cunningham, Demps..I wont mention Reche Caldwell LOL)

 
August 23, 2012  12:38 PM ET

I hope he works out, I remeber Bob Hays from Dallas and Riliey Odoms from Denver man they could run.

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