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Mike Adams | Defensive Back

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/24/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 205
College: Delaware
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Colts re-signed FS Mike Adams to a two-year contract.
Adams, 34, stabilized Indianapolis' previously shaky free safety position last season, earning elite coverage marks from Pro Football Focus and intercepting five passes. He added two forced fumbles. Father Time will eventually catch up with Adams, but there are no indications that will occur in 2015. Mar 10 - 4:13 PM

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The Colts are expected to re-sign free agent FS Mike Adams.

Beat writers Stephen Holder and Mike Chappell have both come out Tuesday saying they expect Adams back in Indianapolis. The Colts have become a perennial playoff team under Andrew Luck, and Adams is 34 years old. And Indy is needy at safety. Adams can finish out his career with a chance at a ring.
Mar 10 - 11:03 AM

The Indianapolis Star's Stephen Holder "senses motivation from both sides" as the Colts look to re-sign free agent FS Mike Adams.

Adams was a bright spot for the Colts' secondary in 2014, logging five interceptions and his first Pro Bowl nod. The No. 11 safety in Rotoworld's free agent rankings, it sounds like Adams isn't going anywhere.
Mar 2 - 1:55 PM

Impending free agent FS Mike Adams would like to re-sign with the Colts.

Signed to a one-year, $955,000 deal in June, Adams ended up starting all 16 games, qualifying for the Pro Bowl. He graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 7 safety after two highly-uneven years in Denver. The Colts have been noncommittal on Adams' status. He turns 34 in March.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 26 - 2:56 PM

Mike Adams has the early edge for the Colts' free safety job.

Delano Howell entered OTAs as the favorite to start, but ESPN's Mike Wells now considers Adams the leading candidate. Adams, a ten-year veteran, was an every-down player for Denver from Week 12 on last season. If he wins the starting job, SS LaRon Landry could be asked to play more deep coverages. The back end of the Colts' secondary is a 2014 concern.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 08:08:00 PM

Colts signed S Mike Adams.

A ten-year veteran, Adams brings experience to the Colts' secondary. He's spent time with the 49ers, Browns, and most recently the Broncos. Adams generally struggled in Denver, starting 27 games over two seasons but grading out poorly in pass coverage. Adams, 33, will compete with Delano Howell and Sergio Brown for the starting safety spot opposite entrenched starter LaRon Landry. There's no noticeable upgrade to the Colts' weak safety corps here.
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 09:17:00 AM

Free agent S Mike Adams said he's anxious about getting a job for this season.

Adams, now 33, was an every-down player for the Broncos from Week 12 on last season. "I can't fathom me going out like this," he said. "I can't imagine losing a big game and not even having another opportunity to step on the field. That's why the anxiety is picking up with me." Adams is not expected to get another chance in Denver with Rahim Moore healthy and T.J. Ward in town. His career is on thin ice.
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 09:02:00 AM

Broncos signed S Mike Adams, formerly of the Browns, to a two-year contract.

Adams started all 16 games at free safety last season, excelling in coverage for the Browns. He confirmed he's ticketed for the same position in Denver, which bodes poorly for 2011 second-rounder Rahim Moore, whose natural position is free. Quinton Carter may have the edge for the strong safety job.
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 05:57:00 PM

Free agent S Mike Adams has scheduled a visit with the Broncos.

Adams tweeted that he's heading to the airport for a flight to Denver. Searching for a strong safety to replace Brian Dawkins, the Broncos hosted Brandon Meriweather Tuesday night.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 03:12:00 PM

Free agent safety Mike Adams has received interest from four teams since free agency started.

Interest is a lot different than "serious interest" or a contract offer. The Browns want to keep Adams, a 16-game starter last year. Usama Young would be the in-house candidate to replace Adams if the free safety leaves.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 11:31:00 AM

In addition to CB Dimitri Patterson, Browns GM Tom Heckert hopes to re-sign FS Mike Adams.

A 16-game starter for the first time in his eight-year career, Adams recorded 41 tackles, six passes defensed, and three picks last season while playing more snaps than any Browns safety. He said in December that he hopes to be back in Cleveland.
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 09:10:00 AM

Impending free agent FS Mike Adams says he hopes to re-sign with the Browns this offseason.

"It's my first choice, but I have to embrace change if change happens," he said. "I've been around this business a long time." Adams revealed that there's "been no numbers, no contract talk" between the two sides. Set to turn 31 in May, Adams has been a top-30 NFL safety this season per Pro Football Focus.
Fri, Dec 30, 2011 11:32:00 PM

Mike Adams is listed ahead of Usama Young as the Browns starting free safety.

Young was brought in from New Orleans to be the starter, but a hamstring injury crippled his camp. Strong safety T.J. Ward remains the player in this secondary to target in IDP circles.
Wed, Sep 7, 2011 11:17:00 AM

Browns GM Tom Heckert indicated that Mike Adams will battle Usama Young for the starting free safety job.

Young was brought in last week on a three-year, $6 million contract and we give him a slight edge on talent level in this battle. Heckert also confirmed that T.J. Ward will be kicking to strong safety.
Tue, Aug 2, 2011 11:47:00 AM

GM Tom Heckert indicated Tuesday that Mike Adams is currently "penciled in" as a starting safety opposite T.J. Ward.

Heckert also confirmed that safety will be a priority once the lockout is lifted. Free agent Abram Elam, an Eric Mangini favorite, does not appear to be in the Browns' 2011 plans. Donte Whitner, who played under new coordinator Dick Jauron in Buffalo, makes a lot of sense. He's also a native of Cleveland.
Tue, Jun 7, 2011 06:44:00 PM