According to a report from Jeff Howe, the Patriots are set to trade running back and return specialist Jeff Demps.
Update: The Patriots have traded Demps and a 7th Round pick for Bucs RB LaGarrette Blount.
The Jeff Demps era probably won’t last long in New England as it appears that he’s likely on his way out of town.
With reports surfacing earlier this year indicating that Demps wants to focus on his professional track career rather than his football career, it almost seemed imminent that the Patriots would look to part ways with the Silver medal winning track and field athlete.
The Patriots have discussed the possibility of trading Jeff Demps, according to agent Daniel Rose.
The Patriots lost three games against the New York Giants last year, none of them more disappointing than the Superbowl loss. There was no revenge tonight, as the Patriots lost 6-3 in a game marred by poor line play and questionable refereeing.
Here are our notes on how the Patriots played.
NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed
The fourth preseason game is always the toughest to watch. Between the possibility of injuries, the lack of starters and the dire need for REAL FOOTBALL, you spend about three hours on your couch begrudging the existence of the fourth preseason game at all. Of course, you are watching football, so life could be worse.
What I’m trying to do is make tonight’s three hour reminder of a lost Super Bowl a little easier on everyone by highlighting five players to watch carefully. Unfortunately, now that Ross Ventrone is on injured reserve, the slight possibility of seeing everyone’s favorite twitter comedian return a punt is out the window.
Tell us which players you’ll be looking out for below in the comments section.
NEPD Editor: James Christensen
Come back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday as I choose my five favorite New England Patriots and NFL Draft links to share. Feel free to submit your own links in the comments.
NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko
The Patriots wrapped up training camp on Friday and now embark on a schedule which features three games in nine days. With the Jeff Demps signing and some injuries coming up things have changed since the first week of training camp. Who makes the roster and who is on the chopping block? Check out my 3rd attempt at what the Patriots initial 53 man roster will look like.