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Jeff Demps could make heads spin

Olympic silver-medal sprinter fast becoming object of attention with Patriots

Updated: August 22, 2012, 11:36 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

TAMPA -- New England Patriots running backs coach Ivan Fears didn't have to think too long about the question. He's been in football the past 37 years, but when it comes to the fastest player he's ever coached, the answer came to him with the speed of a U.S. Olympic silver-medal sprinter.

There was no hesitation after spending one day on the practice field with rookie Jeff Demps on Wednesday.

"Him; there's no doubt about it," Fears said, laughing, because he's truly coached ...

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