Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012


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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby Trackrunner » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:20 pm

1.4 million over 3 years. Not many elite track and field athletes make that. Can you blame him? But then he risks debilitating injuries.

http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/new-england- ... eff-demps/
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby guru » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:56 am

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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby ATK » Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:03 am

guru wrote:Demps looks to be done for the year


http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/_/i ... f-demps-ir

I guess this is the beginning/end.....
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby GDAWG » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:37 am

ATK wrote:
guru wrote:Demps looks to be done for the year


http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/_/i ... f-demps-ir

I guess this is the beginning/end.....


Not necessarily. There is speculation that the injury isn't as serious as first thought and that the Patriots "stashed" him without releasing him and having him go through waivers and then re-signed to the practice squad:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... -24-hours/

If he had been released with the plan of putting him on the practice squad, he would not make it to New England's practice squad as someone else would have picked him up:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... onary-mri/
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby Pego » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:48 am

Another sprinter in the long list of those destroyed by football. I hope I am wrong, but Goodwin belongs in the same type. Not everybody can take a hit.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby jazzcyclist » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:58 am

After getting hurt in training camp his first two years with Houston, Trindon Holliday finally comes through August unscathed and makes the team. This guarantees him his entire $540,000 salary for the year regardless of what happens now.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/re ... story.html
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby Marlow » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:48 pm

jazzcyclist wrote:After getting hurt in training camp his first two years with Houston, Trindon Holliday finally comes through August unscathed and makes the team. This guarantees him his entire $540,000 salary for the year regardless of what happens now.

Oops - they just put him on IR for THE YEAR! Doesn't even sound like he's that badly hurt, but they don't want him on the roster and they don't want to lose him.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby jazzcyclist » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:57 pm

Marlow, I think you misread my post. Perhaps I should have put it under a Trindon Holliday thread to avoid confusion.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby Marlow » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:03 pm

jazzcyclist wrote:Marlow, I think you misread my post. Perhaps I should have put it under a Trindon Holliday thread to avoid confusion.

Oh, that's my bad; I just searched for 'Demps' and responded to the last post. Sorry!
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby cullman » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:43 am

ATK wrote:Out of curiosity, how is Trindon Holiday doing?

Just ran a kickoff back 105 yards against Bengals. Longest in Denver Broncos history.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby GDAWG » Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:43 pm

cullman wrote:
ATK wrote:Out of curiosity, how is Trindon Holiday doing?

Just ran a kickoff back 105 yards against Bengals. Longest in Denver Broncos history.


77 Yard punt return for TD today against Carolina.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby user4 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:52 am

jazzcyclist wrote:
BusterZanga wrote:
Half Miler wrote:Also, despite what the front page article on Demps says, Holliday is now the fastest NFL player EVER, based on 100m times (10.00).


Jim Hines (9.95A) is the fastest ever NFL player.

FIFY


indeed and there was just a bit of a +w that day too.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=39544
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby Cooter Brown » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:20 am

Goodwin to skip track to prepare for NFL draft...

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/ ... ppin.html/
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby ATK » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:28 am

Cooter Brown wrote:Goodwin to skip track to prepare for NFL draft...

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/ ... ppin.html/

"...is not enrolled in school and will not compete with the track team this semester while he prepares for the NFL draft...""


He is dropping/taking a semester off from school as well... :?
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby jazzcyclist » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:36 am

How many long jumpers make the equivalent of the NFL minimum wage?
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby 18.99s » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:00 am

jazzcyclist wrote:How many long jumpers make the equivalent of the NFL minimum wage?


How many long jumpers make the US minimum wage (from jumping only, and net after travel/coaching/training expenses)?
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby GDAWG » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:31 am

Cooter Brown wrote:Goodwin to skip track to prepare for NFL draft...

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/ ... ppin.html/


That means that he'll make $405,000 in his rookie year.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby ATK » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:49 pm

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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby Daisy » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:33 am

In that report they say he want to do two sports. But how could he fit in track and NFL, unless he means he want to door the indoor season?
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby vip » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:42 am

Demps is merely following the money smell. Nothing more or less. Whatever sport will give him the greatest chance to make $ is the one he's "in love with" at that moment. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

I pay no attention to athletes who say they're choosing one over the other for the love. It's more for the opportunity to make a living while their body is young and strong.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby GDAWG » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:07 pm

Goodwin drafted by Buffalo Bills in round three.
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Re: Silver medallist Demps to NFL for 2012

Postby GDAWG » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:06 pm

Demps got traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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