Report: Jets reach out to Jeff Demps

August, 15, 2012
8/15/12
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The New York Jets are making it no secret they want to "ground and pound" opponents this year. That is why every time a running back is available, you have to consider the Jets as potential suitors.

It turns out New York has shown interest in Olympic silver medalist Jeff Demps, according to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger. Demps was a former running back for the University of Florida and former college teammate of Tim Tebow. Demps rushed for 2,470 yards and 23 touchdowns with the Gators.

The Jets do not have much proven talent behind 1,000-yard rusher Shonn Greene. Backups Joe McKnight and Bilal Powell are expected to spell Greene this year. A speedy running back like Demps could be another tailback to add to the pile.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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