Looking closer at Demps signing

In a piece now posted on ESPNBoston.com, Mike Reiss writes on the Patriots signing rookie running back/returner Jeff Demps to a three-year deal and where Demps might fit on the roster.

Some of the most exciting plays in Bill Belichick's tenure as New England Patriots head coach have come on kickoff returns, but the team has lost its spark in that area since the middle of the 2010 season.

That might be about to change with the addition of former Florida running back and U.S. Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps, who brings electrifying speed and playmaking ability that brings back memories of some of the Patriots' most dangerous returners in Belichick's 13 years as coach. ...

One of the knocks on Demps is ball security, as he fumbled 11 times in 424 touches at Florida. But when he's held on to the ball, the results have been dynamic.

So maybe now the Patriots' return game will return to what it once was -- a game-changing threat.

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