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Demps brimming with confidence, excitement as he re-signs with Texans

Posted by Nick Scurfield on April 5, 2012 – 2:23 pm

Safety Quintin Demps re-signed with the Texans on Thursday, choosing to stay in Houston over an offer from another team.

Demps finished the 2011 season as the Texans’ fourth safety, playing primarily in dime packages. He had two interceptions and 22 tackles in nine games.

“It feels good, man,” Demps said Wednesday after signing his contract at Reliant Stadium. “It’s a privilege and it’s an honor to be back. To be at a place that’s contending for a Super Bowl, it’s definitely a privilege and an honor.”

A three-year veteran, Demps was free to sign with any team because the Texans did not tender him as a restricted free agent. He said the primary reason he re-signed with the Texans was defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.

“Wade – I want to be with Wade,” Demps said. “Coach Phillips and the defensive staff, and just Kub [head coach Gary Kubiak] and the organization. The sky’s the limit [for the defense], man. We went far not having the whole offseason, so just imagine with us having the whole offseason under a new system and really learning the little details of the defense. We’re going to be a great unit, I think.”

Demps originally signed with the Texans late in the 2010 season. He was cut after the final preseason game in 2011 but re-signed as a street free agent following an injury to free safety Danieal Manning in Week 7. He made an immediate impact with interceptions in both of his first two games.

“It was just like a relief for me, the fact that when you get cut, that was my second time being cut, and it was kind of like, ‘Dang’ – I questioned myself, ‘Can I really play?’” Demps said. “So coming back, having a good season, it kind of boosted my confidence up even more. So I’m coming in this year with some confidence and some excitement, and I’m ready to go.”

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5 Responses to “Demps brimming with confidence, excitement as he re-signs with Texans”

  1. By Tom Quinty on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    I was a little worried when The Texans lost Mario and DeMeco from the defense,but now that Demps has re-upped?!! No more worries. (sarcasm)

  2. By John Valles on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Tom – Demps is the kind of player we need to keep. We had success last year because we had great depth, not because we are loaded with high-paid pro-bowl starters. For this reason, I think the loss of Dreesen is far more painful than DeMeco and Williams. Mario didn’t play most of the season (although he played great when he did), and he was ridiculously expensive, and probably overpaid by the Bills. DeMeco is a locker room leader, without doubt, but he didn’t really fit well with the new defense. Had we signed all of our free agents, we all would have been whining next year when we couldn’t keep the core of out football team any longer.

  3. By brandon ray on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    dude you can never have enough faces on the backend,cuz think about it logically when has wade really had some good players on the corner spot and young talent to work with troy nolan brice mccain and honestly im sorry but under the tutalegde of vance, wade and johnathan joseph kareem jackson can flourish with his already good physical attributes

  4. By John Nunn on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    That’s what we need to build a team support, Tom. A few more neyslayers like yourself that have an outstanding view and input on the interworking of the Texans. I am sure your words of wisdon excited all of us.

    Glad to see Demps signed, he is an experienced defensive back and it would have been easy for him to sign with another team. As far as Mario goes he is happy where he ended up and was just too rich for the Texans to handle.

    Tom, make sure you get those 50 yard line seats this year! You are a season ticket holder I assume.

  5. By Ben Ingram on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Great re-signing! Only our “third down” safety and he had more interceptions than Kareem Jackson. He wants to be a Texan and is fighting to play football in the NFL. Hope it works out for him and the team.

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