The Houston Texans and free agent Ed Reed are extremely close to an agreement as Quintin Demps waits patiently to be contacted by teams across the league.
Last season he played 12 games with 35 total tackles with no interceptions before his season was ended due to a broken forearm.
Not really a play maker when it comes to his position but he should come cheap and would add depth to his position for which ever team decides to pick him up.
Only 27 years old, as long as he can keep himself healthy, he should be able to step up and get the job done when needed or at least compete for the starting position.
So with his injury from last year being that broken forearm, teams will probably be cautious to sign him (or not considering New England signed a wide-receiver in Amendola who broke his collarbone) but could get him fairly cheap for at least a 1-3 year contract.
But who should roll the dice on this 27 year old safety? Well, you’ve come to the right place for player destinations, so let’s keep it going and see who could possibly land Quintin Demps.
1. Cleveland Browns - Right now they are in rebuild mode and are definitely heading in the right direction after drafting Weeden and Richardson in the 1st round of last years draft. They recently added Linebacker Paul Kruger from the Baltimore Ravens and should continue to make great picks in this years draft. Adding Demps wouldn’t necessarily hurt the Cleveland Browns, it could be a good cheap move if Demps does stay healthy.
2. Philadelphia Eagles - We all know the down fall of the once labeled ‘Dream Team’ and the departure of key secondary players, let alone the defense, could be a possible destination for Demps if they could get him to sign a 1 year contract. It could be a move they could test out during camp and or preseason if they see a positive performance out of him.
3. Cincinnati Bengals - All that cap space, so why not try this move out? You never know what can happen if he does bounce back from that injury and starts/finishes the season strong. A team fighting to be a contender in the AFC could use a little more help and the price tag for Demps should be just right, even though they have a lot of space considering they haven’t signed one free agent this off-season but re-signed linebacker Rey Maualuga with $6.5 million dollars.
4. Chicago Bears - I don’t know what it is about this (my) team but they have signed players who get overlooked due to injuries they have sustained in previous seasons. They drafted Brandon Hardin out of Oregon State who missed an entire college season due to a shoulder injury but still signed him to a 4 year contract. Also having injury problems was Major Wright, he had hamstring problems and couldn’t stay healthy in his first few seasons with the Chicago Bears, now he is slowly starting to come around. They have young safeties so bringing in Demps could possibly end in the same result as Major Wright as he has stepped up and contributed to the defense.
5. Arizona Cardinals - They released both safeties in Kerry Rhodes (Free Agent) and Adrian Wilson (New England Patriots) so Arizona should be on the prowl for safeties to fill in. They could be looking to fill these positions come draft time, but should look to add a cheap veteran like Demps to help fill in and compete for a starting job behind either Rashad Johnson or Yeremiah Bell.