Less than a week after signing RB and special teams returnman, Jeff Demps, the Indianapolis Colts have reportedly released the former Olympian from their practice squad according to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun.
Such is life in the NFL, especially on a team’s practice squad. It’s unclear, who will replace Demps on the Colts’ 10-man practice squad. However, it’s clear that Demps likely won’t be racing past defenders in a Colts’ uniform anytime soon.
The 5’7″, 175 pound, speedster was brought in as a special teams returnman project, albeit one that didn’t last very long. It’s uncertain whether the Colts simply needed his practice squad spot for a position more of need or decided that the experiment was no longer worthwhile.
UPDATE: The Indianapolis Colts have re-signed WR Chandler Jones to the practice squad with the vacant spot available from Demps’ release. The 5’9″, 180 pound, wideout from San Jose State (the school’s all-time leading receiver) had previously been on the Colts’ practice squad this season from September 30th to October 21st before he was released.