Though he's not quite the local icon that Tim Tebow is, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are very interested in signing former University of Florida football player and Olympian Jeff Demps, according to Pewter Report.
Demps, who has run the 100-meter in a time as fast as 10.01, did not sign with an NFL team after going undrafted in April because he wanted to focus on training for the 2012 Olympics at the time. He is now a free agent and has several teams interested, including the Buccaneers, who have been touching base with Demps as far back as the early summer prior to the Olympics.
As Pewter Report mentions, this move makes sense from a public relations standpoint as well as a personnel perspective, appealing to the extremely rabid Florida Gators fanbase.
On the field, though, Demps could certainly bring some playmaking ability on offense and special teams. If the Buccaneers follow through and sign Demps, he'll certainly be one of the more intriguing stories as training camp progresses.
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