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    Need the kickoff ability
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    re: Erick Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps (unconfirmed)

    Whooo! No more Woodhead kick returns!
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    re: Erick Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps (unconfirmed)

    Training camp fodder or the real deal??

    Tim Tebow wanted him to be a Jet... so it is a good signing.
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    re: Erick Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps (unconfirmed)

    I love this signing
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    re: Erick Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps (unconfirmed)

    Wonder if this means Bolden doesn't make roster or if there is no FB?

    Ridley,Vereen,Woody,Bolden,Demps ?

    Ridley,Vereen,Woody,Demps, Larsen/Kettani?

    Definately need a boost on field position from kickoffs/punts.
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    re: Erick Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps (unconfirmed)

    How good a player was he in college? Any thoughts on where he would have been drafted had he entered the draft?
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    re: Erick Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps (unconfirmed)

    Great signing, and also funny since JI had a megathread going about how badly they wanted him.
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    re: Erick Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps (unconfirmed)

    I wouldn't read to much into it now. IMO this means BB realizes we need help at KR and that RB is thin so why not kick the tires. I think it is way to early to assume that he will be taking anyones roster spot just because he is fast. He has to first prove he can return kicks and probably prove he can at least start to learn the RB position on this team.

    Definitely a fun signing though and something we will all be looking at closely.
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    re: Erick Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps (unconfirmed)

    The knock is he struggles breaking any contact, but he is as fast as it gets. So we will see. If he is good enough he will stick. I'm hopeful>
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    re: Erick Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps (unconfirmed)

    He was thought to be about a 5th rounder. Though if he ran a 4.1 or 4.2 40, as he reportedly can do, he may have shot up as high as the 2nd round.
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    re: Erick Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps (unconfirmed)

    Really hope this doesn't take the roster spot that would have gone to Bolden, Branch or Edelman.
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    re: Erick Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps (unconfirmed)

    We might want to take it slow here....

    https://twitter.com/GregABedard/statuses/236496650472935424
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    re: Erick Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps (unconfirmed)

    I'd imagine he takes a ST spot, as he'll probably be used primarily as a KR/PR.
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    I know what you are saying but to play devils adovocate I hope he takes their roster spot even Branch. If this kid can come in and in a few weeks prove worthy of the roster spot then all the power to him and with that speed it would be something worthy of getting excited about.
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    re: Erick Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps (unconfirmed)

    What has bolden really done at this point to earn a spot? Interesting signing hopefully his KR abilities transfer to the NFL.
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    Re: Erick Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps

    So I have never used twitter who is writing this and who is he writing it to and how do we know its accurate?
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    Re: Erick Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps

    Ian Rapaport just tweeted:

    Twitter / RapSheet: Breaking: Olympic sprinter ...

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    Re: Erick Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps

    Boom. Love this signing. He brings so much more to the table that we don't already have than Bolden (who could still make the team).
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    rapsheet confirming..

    Twitter / RapSheet: Breaking: Olympic sprinter ...
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    Re: Erick Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps

    I hope it's true that he signs with the Patriots. I'd love the signing for both return and change of pace RB reasons.

    On the other hand, I can think of 5-7 players on the current roster who'll be less than thrilled.
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    Re: Erick Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps (unconfirmed)

    IF it turns out to be true, then the best part of this signing will be that Tebow and the Jets actively recruited him and failed. So already Demps has shown he is wise beyond his years to avoid that circus.

    On the football side, its always exciting to have a player who has that kind of rare explosive speed. Bottom line, it can't hurt.
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    Re: Erick Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps (unconfirmed)

    love this signing... special teams beast and also good with the screen pass
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    Re: Erick Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps (unconfirmed)

    Could be a very good signing! If they want to keep Bolden, could he be made into a FB?
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    Re: Erik Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps (unconfirmed)

    This is one of Demps' agents so who knows.

    @NohemyBaltodano
    Jeff Demps has not signed with an nfl team as of yet. Those reports are untrue!
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    Re: Erick Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps (unconfirmed)

    awesome. he is now the fastest person on the team. hey demps... GO DEEP!
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    Re: Erik Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps (unconfirmed)

    Sounds like semantics at this point, but it sounds like a done deal. Kevin O'Donnell from Fox 13 in Florida reports he's agreed to terms and is coming to New England:

    Twitter / ODonnellFox13: I repeat Jeff Demps has not ...

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    Re: Erick Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps (unconfirmed)

    It's actually not Bedard but him retweeting a Gators follower who has since back tracked and talked about how he thinks he was being fed a technicality. His agent has said "he has not signed with an NFL team", but nobody is reporting he has (misleading title). What's being reported is that he's agreed to a deal with the Patriots and WILL sign. Agents and players always use that technicality to deny reports when a deal leaks out early.

    I'd say it's just a formality at this point with several different reporters reporting it's happening through their own sources, to go with the fact I thought it was VERY odd he was flying to Boston yesterday when his agent mentioned his signing was imminent, within the next 24 hours.
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    Re: Erik Frentz: patriots sign jeff demps (unconfirmed)

    Players potentially affected:

    Kettani
    Bolden
    Branch
    Stallworth
    Edelman
    Woodhead
    Ebner
    Cole *

    Did I miss anyone?


    * Hat tip: Nabwong
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