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Jeff Demps participates in first Patriots practice

The New England Patriots added a potentially dangerous weapon to their offense last week by signing undrafted free agent Jeff Demps, fresh off his Olympic performance. On Wednesday, Demps participated in practice for the first time.

While Demps was on the field, he played a small role in practice and acknowledged he still has a long way to go: “I haven’t touched a football since [January]. Today is my first time, so I have a long way to go, but I just want to come out each and every day and work hard.”

It would seem unlikely that we’ll see Demps in a significant role early in the season, but if the Patriots are interested in using him strictly as a return specialist it may not take long for him to get back up to speed.

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