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New York Giants Sign Former Kansas City Chiefs KR/FS Quintin Demps

March 16th, 2014 at 1:30 AM
By Douglas Rush

The New York Giants continued to fill much needed holes on the team like they did with their kick return spot on late Saturday night and after they missed out on both Jacoby Jones and Ted Ginn, Jr. in free agency this past week, the Giants finally found a reliable option.

Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News reported that the Giants have agreed to a deal with former Kansas City Chiefs kick returner and safety Quintin Demps.

While Demps regular position is at free safety, he was signed by the Giants for his return skills. In 2013, Demps had 33 returns for 30.1 average and had one touchdown; he has two career touchdowns in his six-year career that started back in 2008 when he was a fourth-round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles.

As a safety, Demps played in all 16 games last season for Kansas City and started in six of them and had four interceptions to go along with 36 tackles and 10 pass deflections. The six starts were not only the most of his career, but the only starts of his career, as he spent his first five seasons solely as a backup.

After spending two seasons in Philadelphia, Demps played two seasons with the Houston Texans and also played a season with the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League in 2010 following being waived by the Eagles in September of 2010.

With the departure of Ryan Mundy in free agency, Demps provides solid depth behind starters Antrel Rolle, Stevie Brown and Will Hill. With Brown coming off an ACL injury that cost him the entire 2013 year and if Hill gets punished by the NFL again, Demps ends up being insurance at safety, but more importantly, the Giants have finally made a move to improve their special teams to add an experienced kick returner.

The Giants also have second-year safety Cooper Taylor in the mix.

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Tags: Football, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Quintin Demps

10 Responses to “New York Giants Sign Former Kansas City Chiefs KR/FS Quintin Demps”

  1.  Charlie Delate says:
  2.  jerseyrich says:

    Whatever…still waiting for one more actual player being signed. Nobody cares about Q. Demps (no offense Doug, I know you have to report it).

  3.  BleedingBlueSince04 says:

    I like this signing . Cooper Taylor’s spot may not be that secure after all.

  4.  stuh says:

    Why haven’t the Giants gone after Knowshawn Marino he is a better back than the one they signed. He blocks runs and is a good receiver. Aside from being a local kid..

      •  stuh says:

        At this point no one has signed him. if they didn’t rush to sign the Jennings who is 2years older and not nearly the player that Mareno is maybe they could have signed Mareno who had almost 1600 all purpose yards last year to a fair contract. They panicked and picked Jennings. It looks like they are bargain hunting. They still don’t have a TE.

  5.  Krow says:

    Demps is a good depth signing … and solves our KR issue. However he’s not a punt return guy so we’re still eff’d there.

  6.  stuh says:

    Can’t get excited about this guy he was available on the cheap so they got him. They are not going into the season without a TE are they?
    Hillis, Conner and Ryno someone’s not making the team.

    •  Krow says:

      Every signing can’t be a starter. He fills a KR need and will probably be the 4th safety. But it does tell us something … they’re not letting Jernigan return kicks … because they think he’s going to be at least the #3 WR.

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